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A Summer of Calculators
Posted by Michael on 25 April 2006, 03:06 GMT

Some of you may be familiar with the Google Summer of Code project. Sponsored by Google, the Summer of Code provides a $4,500 stipend to students 18 years or older who work on an open source project. Students work under the guidance of a mentoring organization. For the 2006 Summer of Code, Detached Solutions has applied and been chosen as a mentoring organization. Interested students can visit the Summer of Code page. This is a nice way to spend your summer programming calculators and get paid for it.

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Re: A Summer of Calculators
Gamer13  Account Info
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Detached Solutions website says that the mirageOS code is available under GPL. Where do we get the source? Plenty of stuff I want to add.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 15:54 GMT


Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Dan Englender Account Info
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The source isn't up yet. I've been waiting for some Sourceforge issues to be resolved. I want to seperate the 1.2 code and the current 1.3 beta code, and there are some other organizational issues which will simpler with a CVS repository. If sourceforge continues to cause trouble, I will just zip up some code and upload it somewhere prior to the start of SoC.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 16:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Gamer13  Account Info
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There should be a news item on this site about mirageos source code. thanks for the info.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 23:07 GMT

Re: A Summer of Calculators
calcguru13 Account Info

it seems to me most people on this site are younger then 18- lots of middle and high schoolers (including me). This is a shame since there is a lot of young talent, maybe if a guardian or parent signed off for a child it would be allowed...

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 16:37 GMT

Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Dan Englender Account Info
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Yeah, it's really unfortunate that there's an age restriction. Unfortunatly it is imposed by Google, so there's nothing we at DS can do about it. Hopefully Google will continue to offer this great program and you (and others) can participate in a few years.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 16:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
KermMartian  Account Info
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So glad I'm 19 then. :)

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 20:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
jesse frey  Account Info

is the age restriction actucally imposed by google or are their some sort of leagle issues?

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 21:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Dan Englender Account Info
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Students apply to SoC through Google and Google's the one paying them. And Google decided that only those age 18+ were eligible. So that's what I mean when I say Google imposed the age restriction. As for *why* they created the age restriction, it's probably in part because of legal issues, yes.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 21:49 GMT


Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Scooblescott  Account Info

think of all the talent in about three or four years, as long as everyone continues programming. The way I see it, most people start young, get really good, and then do something more worth their time, thus leaving the ti community. In about three years, there's gonna be a lot of really good programs/ games coming out.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 19:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
something1990 Account Info

Why do we have to wait so long? In three to four months there are going to be a lot of really good programs released.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 01:15 GMT

Re: A Summer of Calculators
Dan Englender Account Info
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By the way ... We're guessing that most proposals will be for projects coded in z80, 68k, or C. We're not limiting it to that, however. If you think you have show-stopping idea to code in BASIC, go ahead and send in a proposal. Also, it's been asked several times: programs for the computer are acceptable as well.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 16:49 GMT


Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
burntfuse  Account Info
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Actually, that would be interesting to see a programmer get paid for a really good BASIC program...

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 19:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
Scooblescott  Account Info

It would have to be *really really very really* good.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 19:18 GMT


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Someone Someone  Account Info

Its to bad that there isn't any realllly good C compilers for the Ti-83\84 calculators... If you know one could you post?

Reply to this comment    25 April 2006, 22:37 GMT

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anykey  Account Info
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I heard about this awesome one...
I think it was called "assembler" or something... :D

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 00:51 GMT

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jesse frey  Account Info

I remember seeing one on the scource forge websight that could compile for the z80 processor, I'm not sure how good it was though.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 04:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
KermMartian  Account Info
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I believe you mean TISDCC.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 05:23 GMT


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elfprince13 Account Info
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there are a couple others floating around, but TISDCC seems to be the best.

BZC is also maturing quite nicely....

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 06:05 GMT

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KermMartian  Account Info
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Indeed it is.
http://www.cemetech.net/forum/ viewtopic.php?t=907

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 14:33 GMT


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Kevin Kofler Account Info
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BZC is not a C compiler.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 15:11 GMT

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something1990 Account Info

It's a nice substitute.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 19:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
elfprince13 Account Info
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I didn't say it was.....I said it was maturing nicely.

Reply to this comment    26 April 2006, 20:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A Summer of Calculators
benryves  Account Info
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See the "homepage" URL for a Z80 C cross compiler.

Reply to this comment    27 April 2006, 10:40 GMT

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