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Re: GSOC 2012

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:29:39 +0100

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 07:59:09PM +0800, Yunal Li wrote:
> Hi, all.


> GSOC 2012 was announced[1]. Could anybody tell me, whether
> SVN join this GSOC and which project ideas will be work on please?

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as a whole is taking part in GSOC.
Students wishing to work on Subversion must apply to the ASF.

However, we should also make sure that there is someone in the
Subversion project who will review student applications this year
and mentor a student during GSOC. Else, applications for Subversion
made via the ASF will probably be disregarded.

I would suggest starting a separate mailing-list thread asking
Subversion committers to consider registering as GSOC 2012 mentors.

>  As a student developing with SVN for several years,  I would love to
> work on subversion for this GSOC. So far, I have set up the build
> environment on Ubuntu and "make install" successfully. These days I'm
> reading documents on http://subversion.apache.org%a0to get more
> knowledge about development about SVN, and also read source code in
> subversion/tests/. However, in my opinion, subversion is a big system,
> I think maybe it's better to focus on one part related to the GSOC
> project idea.

You can study the roadmap to get a high-level overview of things
that need to be done: http://subversion.apache.org/roadmap.html
If one of the planned features sparks your interest, you could ask
more specific questions about the topic on this list. Most of these
tasks are way too huge for a GSOC project. But it should always be
possible to carve out tasks that lie on the way towards a big new
feature but have the right size for a GSOC project.

Here are some more ideas I found by searching the mailing list archives:

This page is old and some items are out of date. But it is still
relevant: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/www/tasks.html?p=876756

You might find more ideas by searching for issues in the issue tracker
marked 'bite-sized':

I hope these links help you with finding a nice idea for a GSOC project.
Received on 2012-02-19 13:30:16 CET

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