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Re: Will subversion participate in Google Summer of Code 2010?

From: Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:20:40 +0100

Daniel Näslund wrote:
> Hi!
> Google Summer of Code is on for 2010 [1]. Is there any interest in
> participating this year? If so, I've found that the mentoring
> application deadline is 12 march. [2]
> Since we're part of ASF, perhaps an application should go
> through them? [3]
> I've tried locating the GSoC ideas pages for 2009 but it seems to have
> got lost in the move to apache.org. My own suggestions (given what I
> know of subversion so far) would be:
> Implementing a tree conflict resolver
> ---------------------------------------
> This task probably should have editor-v2 available. Perhaps the task
> could be defined as doing some vital parts of editor-v2 and continue
> with a TC resolver once finished with the editor. And yes, I have no
> notion whatsoever about the time frame required for the editor-work.
> Replacing externals with something similar of ClearCases views
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> I overheard a conversation between Senthil and Bert on IRC where Bert
> mentioned the views concept of ClearCase. [4] I want something like
> externals but without the edge cases of file externals and with the
> externals nodes being more like regular nodes.

Hm, these above sound like they are way too complex for a wee GSoC hacker.
Adjusting to the Subversion Community's ways and preferences takes a lot of
time in the beginning. Let alone getting to know the code base...

> Patch queues
> --------------
> Some kind of quilt functionality for local storage of work-in-progress.
> Probably needs to have most the WC-NG parts stable.

I expect this to be a lot nicer when our patch format (svn diff/svn patch)
does support explicit path changes. Maybe a GSoC project could be to
implement such unidiff extensions? Or are you doing that already?

> The views concept and TC resolver was in the GSoC 2009 ideas page IIRC.

Really... I believe they are too hard.

> If the subversion community is interested in participating, I'm looking
> forward to compete in a friendly fashion for one of the Student
> Developer positions.

Oh, you mean, that *you* would like to be the GSoC hacker to take on these
things, tutored by us? Heh, I expected you to be on the tutor side, maybe ;)
That changes a lot, but still, one man-summer is a short time for coding.

(From Justin's mail, I silently expect other ASF projects to be more eager
than us to have GSoC students and that they will frantically devour the
available slots before we made up our mind -- right?)


(BTW, dannas, you don't want to be Cc'd explicitly when we reply to your
mails, right?)

Received on 2010-02-22 13:21:19 CET

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