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Re: GSoC '09 -- are we in?

From: Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:56:23 +0100

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 07:28:31AM -0400, John Szakmeister wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM, Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
>>> John Szakmeister wrote:
>>>> (Can we do something like re-encode
>>>> the unidiff as a delta stream and run it through our normal merge
>>>> algorithm?) I can see this being useful outside of Subversion as
>>>> well.
>>> Interesting thought, but I don't quite understand how that would work. I
>>> assume my "delta stream" you mean just adding the ancestry metadata?
>> I haven't really thought much about it. The thought I had running
>> through my head was if there was a way to put the unidiff in a format
>> that the client could more readily apply, then it might help to reduce
>> the dependence on the patch exectuable for 'svn patch'. Thinking more
>> about it, the delta is almost always converted back into a full-text,
>> and then run through the line-based merging algorithm... so it's
>> probably of no help. But I do think that getting rid of that
>> dependence would be a Good Thing. Especially since the non-cygwin
>> based version (I use the one from UnxUtils on sourceforge) breaks in
>> fun ways.
> Sounds like a fun research project! Can you add this to tasks.html?
> More importantly though, we need mentors. So far, I think the only
> person who explicitly stated they'd be willing to mentor was me.
> Anyone else?
> If we don't have enough mentors, it's not worth the hassle.
> We'll need a few people willing to attentively review patches
> posted by gsoc students. Not just one person.
> I'd say two or three committers per student would fit the bill
> and make success very likely. Applying this rule, it looks like
> we currently have space for a grand total of 0 students.

I'd love to volunteer, but given how much time I spent in the code in
the last several years, and how much time I'm likely to have in future
... all bets are off. Sorry.

-- Brane

Received on 2009-03-11 12:56:54 CET

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