Hello world!

Welcome to my blog!

I am Avijeet Maurya and I’ll be a part of Google Summer of Code this year. This is great opportunity for me to learn some new things and work alongside some experienced people so I am really excited for this journey.

In my first blog post I’d like to share my pre-GSoC experience with ScummVM. I had known about ScummVM for quite some time now so I immediately decided to try and see if I could participate as a contributor here. I had no experience with working on a codebase as big as ScummVM’s and I was very overwhelmed when I first cloned the repo and started going through it. Luckily there’s a very comprehensive resource with a lot of helpful info on about everything you need to know as a beginner and I found myself referring to it a lot in the following weeks.

I found an appropriate task to get me started with contributing to ScummVM and after a few weeks of coding I finally managed to finish it.

Thanks to Jaderlund for suggesting the task!

There were many problems I encountered along the way, the biggest being my lack of git knowledge which delayed my PR by quite some time but I received a lot of help from the ScummVM team, especially from DreamMaster who helped me a lot with this task.

Finally merged!

My proposal for GSoC involves working on several engines which are already in ScummVM but with an incomplete implementation. I’ll be starting with continuing my work on the scott sub-engine to add support for more platforms and games to it. More details will be in the coming blog posts so look forward to those!

 

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