GSoC Week 1
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: http://foregroundnoise.wordpress.com/gsoc-2009/