Cross-posted to: https://fsteeg.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/summer-of-zest/
I've submitted an application for the Google Summer of Code 2009 at Eclipse. My goal is to make Graphviz DOT usable as a DSL for Zest (The Eclipse Visualization Toolkit), based on Eclipse Modeling technology. With all the buzz on the mailing lists, blogs and IRC, these are really exciting times!
And the best part is that applying alone has already made so many cool things happen: I got in contact with Ian Bull (the Zest component lead), who liked the idea. A little later, I had a webex meeting with Markus Völter, who (after hearing about the idea) had offered to show me around in the EMF model visualizer project (which my proposal depends on). And I even have my very own Eclipse wiki page now (yay!). Great stuff ahead, one way or another.