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After nine weeks, Google Summer of Code 2019 has concluded. During the summer, nine students have worked on a range of projects which will yield great benefits to upcoming versions of GNOME.

There no there is no doubt that this represents a substantial amount of effort and we hope that all of the students will stay as GNOME contributors.

The highlights of the completed projects include efforts to convert GStreamer plugins to Rust, implementing a saved states manager for GNOME Games, adding preview links in Polari (GNOME’s irc client), a rework of the Gtk website, implementing side by side diff view in Gitg and more.

As well as appreciating the student’s work, the GNOME Foundation is grateful to our mentors – all experienced community members who have contributed valuable time and energy helping guide the students to complete their respective projects.

The GNOME Foundation also wants to thank Google who provides the resources for Google Summer Of Code to run.

If you are not a GNOME contributor yet there is available information on how get involved – we love to have you on-board. A complete list of projects with links to respective to project is available on the GNOME wiki.