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Re: Summer of Code: deadline approaches.

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-03-09 00:33:29 CET

On Thu, 08 Mar 2007, Malcolm Rowe wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 11:36:08AM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/project_tasks.html
...
> - Improving the Python bindings
> This is a good task, but why restrict ourselves to the Python bindings?
>
> The Perl bindings need love too (I just saw an issue today about some
> missing functionality), and while we've got something going on on a
> branch, I'm sure we could involve a SoC student too, and similarly for
> the other languages (which are currently lumped in with the 'Improved
> Bindings to Other Languages' section, and seem to imply we'd prefer
> SWIG/Lua bindings over improved existing bindings, oddly).

I'd like to see the JavaHL bindings receive some love, too. There's
some outstanding open bugs, and some deprecated APIs still being used
in the binding code. Mark Phippard also has a handfull of
improvements needed by Subclipse. I'd sign up as a mentor for this
task.

> I like the other suggestions.
>
> > In any case, we still need to pick some mentors and put them on our
> > application form. Among the full committers, can we have some
> > volunteers?
>
> I'd like to be involved this time. I'm still feeling guilty about
> receiving a SoC 2006 T-shirt without actually really doing anything :-)

I'm in.

> > Finally, we need to choose how many students we'd like to have. My
> > own gut feeling is that the perfect number would probably be "three".
> > We're all pretty busy these days, and I don't think we really have the
> > bandwidth to manage more than that.
>
> Three active students, sure, but in the past we've had students go
> AWOL. Perhaps we should aim for four and expect one of them to
> disappear?

+1

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