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Re: Are you willing to serve as a Google Summer of Code mentor?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:59:08 -0400

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Committers (full and partial):
>
> We're trying to decide if Subversion should attempt to participate in
> Google's 2009 Summer of Code program. By way of answering that question,
> we'd like to get an idea of how many committers would be willing to serve as
> mentors. (If we don't have mentors for the students, it's somewhat
> pointless to participate, ya know?) So, bearing in mind that we need to
> apply as a participating organization by midday Friday...
>
> Are you willing to serve as a GSOC mentor this year?

Yes.

> Are there particular areas of the codebase you'd be especially able and
> willing to mentor for?

The filesystem, repository, and RA layers. Possibly Python bindings. I
can't help much with WC layer right now, unfortunately.

> Are you aware of any tasks in those areas (or elsewhere) that would make
> good GSOC project?

I think a simple implementation of viewspecs (which makes use only of a
custom sparse checkout, initially) would rock. I'd love to be able to tell
Subversion developers to use a versioned viewspec that grabs trunk and
branches/FOO (where FOO is the most current backport branch), for example.

I think Subversion needs an authorization subsystem overhaul (per my mail to
the list yesterday).

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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