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GSoC Week 1

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Finally, I found the time to blog about my GSoC Project. Better late than never! 😉

The goal of my project is the implementation of local map rendering of OpenStreetMap data in libchamplain. My mentor is Pierre-Luc, the maintainer of libchamplain. The first official week of the SoC has passed, but I still had to attend lectures and exams. That’s why I have not much to report yet:

  • I re-evaluated the rendering library. I originally intended to use Mapnik, which has the drawback of heavy C++ dependencies. The new selection is Memphis, which is based on eXpat, GLib and Cairo. It is not as mature and feature complete as Mapnik, but I think it will be the better choice in the long run.
  • Read about the beauty of GObjects.
  • Created a GObject based API for Memphis.
  • Started to refactor Memphis into a library.

My overall progress can be tracked here:


Written by Simon Wenner

June 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Posted in gnome

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