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#1 2009-02-10 04:31:17

siddhant
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Google Summer of Code 2009

Google is probably conducting a Summer of Code this year as well. I haven't heard of any dates as of now. But they have released the flyers and logos on the mailing list. Arch should apply as a mentoring organization! I'd love that! wink

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#2 2009-02-10 04:37:05

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Maybe we could add a feature to pacman to send back all of our personal and system usage data to google every time we update.


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#3 2009-02-10 05:03:06

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Xyne wrote:

Maybe we could add a feature to pacman to send back all of our personal and system usage data to google every time we update.

You don't?


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#4 2009-02-10 08:55:24

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Well, getting GPG package signing fully implemented in pacman might make a good project.

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#5 2009-02-19 14:20:24

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

siddhant wrote:

Google is probably conducting a Summer of Code this year as well. I haven't heard of any dates as of now. But they have released the flyers and logos on the mailing list. Arch should apply as a mentoring organization! I'd love that! wink

Yes, Arch as mentoring organization would be great. cool

Are there concrete plans for arch to participate on SoC 2009 if enough students come up with good ideas / projects? I`am already thinking about some projects I would like to do and it would be nice to discuss them in a wider area with users, devs and potential mentors.

Maybe we could set up a wiki-page to collect all ideas like the GPG-signing for packets etc.

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#6 2009-02-21 04:35:50

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Making libalpm reentrant would be nice. Asynchronous I/O is another thing worth looking at (as opposed to threading, since it's I/O bound). Not sure if it's appropriate for GSoC, but documentation always needs some work tongue. Real transaction support is another big thing.

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#7 2009-02-21 12:18:59

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Was just thinking of doing summer of code this summer and would love to do it for arch.
Only one problem: I'm European so I have exams in june. I would only be available starting from july the first.

With that comes the fact that my parents want to do this big trip, but maybe if we plan it in august it will work.

So what it comes down to I wouldn't be available for the full program. It would only be possible if you guys have some smaller/easier project I could work on.

Anyway Go for it Arch devs tongue.

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#8 2009-02-21 12:55:36

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Xilon wrote:

Making libalpm reentrant would be nice. Asynchronous I/O is another thing worth looking at (as opposed to threading, since it's I/O bound). Not sure if it's appropriate for GSoC, but documentation always needs some work tongue. Real transaction support is another big thing.

Afaik google prefers projects where some "new stuff" or product stands at the end. On the other hand, last year were also some documentation-related projects, so I think that would be okay, too. For example, NetBSD had some code-commentary tool, which sounds like a good idea and should not be too hard to implement.

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#9 2009-03-09 21:13:15

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Ok. I just received a mail on the mailing list, which says GSoC 2009 is on! They're now accepting applications from potential mentoring organizations. Maybe there could be a wiki page to gather all Arch related project ideas.
Arch devs, applying? smile

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#10 2009-03-24 05:26:09

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Apparently not tongue.

It would still be nice to have a TODO list of sorts for GSoC 2010.

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#11 2009-03-24 13:04:04

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

We discussed it, but nobody felt they had the time to step up to be a proper mentor. Personally I'd love to work with a bright Arch dev, and given the nature of this community, they probably wouldn't need much help. ;-) But I am so busy this year I just can't commit.

Dusty

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#12 2009-03-24 13:13:09

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

I had ideas for pacman but I have no time to mentor this year.  Also, given I ht unave never dealt with much of the C code, I would not be a great mentor...

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#13 2009-03-24 14:24:52

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Perhaps having a small remake of the google summer of code. Call it the Arch summer of code... Of course it wouldn't be as high-class as the GSoC...


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#14 2009-03-24 15:04:24

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

X/ax wrote:

Perhaps having a small remake of the google summer of code. Call it the Arch summer of code... Of course it wouldn't be as high-class as the GSoC...

Or paid. wink

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#15 2009-03-25 13:53:17

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2009

Allan wrote:

I had ideas for pacman but I have no time to mentor this year.  Also, given I ht unave never dealt with much of the C code, I would not be a great mentor...

You'd definitely be the mentor for makepkg related stuff though.

Dusty wrote:
X/ax wrote:

Perhaps having a small remake of the google summer of code. Call it the Arch summer of code... Of course it wouldn't be as high-class as the GSoC...

Or paid. wink

Or useful tongue. You might as well just pick something out, start hacking, and if in need hit the ML or contact a dev directly.

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