Talk:More GSoC Ideas from past years

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  • I'm thinking of adding a section Difficulty: in addition to Description, Mentors, Skills, Early Spinoff. This would be 'Easy', 'Medium', 'Difficult' and 'Very Difficult', and we could e.g. put 'Medium to Difficult'. I'm unsure about this because most projects can be cut back to be 'Easy', and any project can be extended to be 'Very Difficult', so it may not add much other than a first impression of how hard. James 08:25, 29 February 2008 (PST)
    • Done. James 13:40, 12 March 2008 (PDT)


  • Multi-Channel Audio Support: "Provide multi-channel export" might not be quite clear in context of our current mechanism for exporting to separate channels. Do we mean a GUI to choose 5:1, 7:1...?

Transcription Toolbar

"Some features we have in CVS that are not yet ready for our stable builds include: Transcription ToolBar"

- Just voicing my opinion that it might be a mistake to not continue the current play-at-speed functionality in 1.4 without comparable playback enhancements to replace it. Though you can't change speed during play, it's a feature omission rather than a bug, and I don't think the quite popular functionality that is now offered is currently buggy. - Gale - It's the audio segmentation part of the transcription toolbar that is supremely buggy, and has been disabled by shortening the toolbar to just the speed play. You couldn't run it without long pauses and a crash. We wouldn't remove the play-at-speed feature until we had a replacement. In other investigations I found the current speed-play leaks an entire time-warping data structure every time it is used - which is really very very sloppy, but we get away with it. Probably we need to clarify that it's only part of the transcription toolbar that is being excluded from the stable (and beta) builds. - James.