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Re: Summer of Coder proposal

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-06-08 05:12:21 CEST

Mikler wrote:

>Good Day!
>My name is Mikhail Kolesnik, I’m a student of Belarusian State university (www.bsu.by).
>I would like to participate in Google summer of code, so I’m referring to the Subversion Project as mentor
>with the following proposal.
>I don't have much experience with C++ programming under *nix, but I do have some.
>Also I really do enjoy subversion and 'am activity using it in my projects,
>so I would like to contribute to it.
>During this summer I would like to fix following issues:
>1171 - proxy setting from Internet explorer
I've investigated this a bit. Basically we have to decide whether to use
TSVN's solution, which has no auto-proxy support, or use IE's settings,
which isn't guaranteed to work on Win9x. Personally I don't care if this
feature doesn't work on those systems, as long as current proxy
configuration can be used as a fallback.

>908 - Store text-base compressed
IIRC we already have a patch for this. It's probably out of date, and
would need a bit of work to make it useable.

>1326 - proxy configuration info needs to be client-side switchable
You mean 1327.

I think this one will be the harderst, because you'll first have to come
up with a useful design _and_ convince everybody else that it's useful. :)

>If one believes, that mentioned issues are not enough, I also would like to make some
>research on the point of Issue 525 (allow working copies without text-base)
I'm pretty sure you'll have more than enough on your plate with the
three issues you mention above. i'll try to find some time to review
patches, so go ahead.

>Thank you in advance.
>PS let me know ASAP, so that i can fill Google application form.
Before you start working, I strongly suggest you read the HACKING file
which describes our development process. Discuss your design on the dev
list before coding, because we won't accept changes unless we've agreed
to the design first. And be aware that patches -- especially from new
contributors -- usually go through several review cycles before being
committed, so don't be discouaged if the patches aren't accepted

Good luck. :)

-- Brane

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