With the application deadline for this year’s Google Summer of Code being over now (and the list of accepted projects to be published soon) I’d like to point those looking to make a bit of money working on Open Source software to another initiative.
Matt’s Bargain Basement Summer Of Code is privately funded which I find quite impressive. Matt is offering bounties for fixing issues in several components of software he is using every day. If you are interested in working on one of the tasks contact him. If you want to discuss some details do so. I can confirm that he is open to suggestions.
Anyone not wanting to wait for his distributor to ship the new version here are the steps to fetch it yourself:
svn co svn://vcs.exim.org/pcre/code/trunk pcre
As the SVN version of PCRE does not specify .so numbers by itself I changed the libtool version entries in configure.ac to the following which will result in a libpcre.so.3.13.0 library.
This was required to give precedence over my system’s 3.12.1 library. To my surprise it got loaded into memory by other KDE libraries already. The resolution of this mistery: libpcre is used by Gnome’s utility library GLib. And as that one is (optionally) pulled in by QtGui most KDE users on X11 systems have it in memory already anyway.
/tmp/pcre/configure --enable-utf8 --prefix /opt/pcre
To let CMake pick up this new version remove kdelib’s CMakeCache.txt file and set the pkg-config search path
before running cmake and make again.