Google Summer of Code 2010 and long time no post
I have several blogs on blogspot.com, but for very long time I was quite busy and had time for doing several posts only in Latvian ones (Mostly Ubuntu, free software and OpenStreetMap related). Now I finally have some time and what's important, reason to do more posting here, so I hope it will become more of regular habit. Reason of course it's quite thrilling - some time ago I was confirmed as participant of this year's Google's Summer of Code, which is very great, because I love this initiative and have always wanted to be part of it. So here I will try to detail my plans for my summer of code.
In nutshell, I will try to make Jokosher a podcast killer application. When Jono Bacon and friends initialized Jokosher, main aim was to make podcasts easy and without lot of technical wizardry. For now, Jokosher have nice basic recording capabilities, with lot of good LADSPA effects and of course with excellent user interface. In previous years, we have fought to have multichannel cards supported trough using ALSA Gstreamer elements and also having a basic stability so it wouldn't crash when something really bad happens.
For my work I will use Michael Sheldon's work on Telepathy VoIp support in Jokosher, so I have to create user interface, connect all dots and of course, test it in real life, doing real podcasts with friends :) Then I have two bigger challenges, first one I have to extend current code to use Telepathy tubes so I can do lot of cool things remotely within Jokosher-Jokosher session - and then I will use this tubes support to create high def sound sync - It will work like this. For communication I will use simple VoIP call. After call will be finished, Jokosher will sync actually recorded sound with Jokosher at the other end, so in the end, you can have very high quality mix for your podcast, while doing call using low bandwidth codec.
And yes, finally this is also my "hi" to Planet Gnome!