I am very pleased to announce that Jikes RVM has been accepted for the 2010 Summer of Code. GSoC allows students to work closely with a mentor on a project of interest to Jikes RVM between 24 May and 20 August. Google will pay a stipend of $5000 to each accepted student developer. In the past, good things have come out of the GSoC and students have enjoyed the programme. You can find more details of the programme at gsoc2010.
Our project suggestions and associated mentors are listed on our Jikes RVM proposals page
If you are interested in participating in the GSoC, please start talking to a mentor now. The formal application period is 29 March - 9 April (both at 12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC). The complete timeline for the programme is here.
I'd be grateful if you could circulate this announcement to any student you think might be interested in making a contribution to Jikes RVM.