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Google Summer of Code 2012 Project Ideas
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Enhancing Clooj IDE
Brief explanation: Clooj (https://github.com/arthuredelstein/clooj) is already a good IDE for Clojure beginners to start with, if they do not already have a preferred development tool set. It is the easiest to install. There are ideas for enhancements in the Issues tab of the project.
Expected results: An enhanced version of Clooj that fixes existing issues, adds new features, etc.
Knowledge prerequisites: The student would need to know or learn Clojure, and something about GUI development using Java Swing, the GUI library currently used by Swing.
Mentor: Arthur Edelstein, the developer of Clooj, would be an ideal mentor, if he has the time and interest in doing so. No one has yet approached him with this possibility that I am aware of.