Re: [GSoC] blends-gsoc documentation
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 03:56:00PM +0300, Emmanouil Kiagias wrote:
> > The thing is that if we manage to get new teams involved it might
> > increase the acceptance if the way from editing a tasks file to the
> > creation of the metapackage is "short" in terms of not beeing forced to
> > wait for one day until UDD is updated. It could be discussed with DSA
> > on IRC where they are more responsive than on mailing lists like
> > debian-qa.
> Yes I agree, talking on IRC sounds good we can schedule that.
I think some DSA member is always on IRC - no need for scheduling anything.
> > It also could speed up things if we could
> > a) make the UDD importer capable to import a single Blend (which could
> > speed up things drastically for one Blend that just changed its
> > tasks files
> > consequently we should create separate log files per Blend which
> > would make more sense anyway.
> > b) use some "cache" for the tasks files of the Blends like storing some
> > md5sum of recently imported tasks files which do not need to be
> > imported twice
> > c) try to make the insertion procedure itself more efficient by for
> > instance:
> > - check, whether we could speed up the check for a package that
> > just exists in UDD
> > - inject all packages in one rush
> > This should give some ideas what could be done as a bonus to the GSoC
> > task.
> These are good ideas, but I am not quite sure if I have the time needed to
> deploy them before the GSoC deadline (upcoming Monday).
That's perfectly OK. I just wanted to make sure you will not become
bored to some extend. ;-)
> So if you also
> agree for the moment I will sum up all the documentation we have and
> probably finish up the sgml to xml convertion (it should not take very
> Once I am done with these (and finish some other university
> obligations this week ) I will then start working on the above ideas :-).
> PS: In case we don't speak again before Friday, have a nice time in your
> upcoming vacations :-)
Yup. I'll see whether I will be online from time to time. If you need
anything from me as mentor while I'm offline please ask Sukhbir how to