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Re: Debian-installer on Debian GNU/Hurd as a GSoC project

On Fri, 19 Mar 2010, Jérémie Koenig wrote:
> Hello, sorry for the cross-post (I couldn't quite decide...)
> I intend to apply as a GSoC student for porting debian-installer to
> the Hurd. I've started tinkering with busybox, as suggested on the
> ideas pages, and I will try to come up with a reasonably precise
> roadmap of the work needed in the coming weeks (I will post again on
> debian-boot and/or debian-hurd to request feedback when I do). Unless
> I'm mistaken, Samuel Thibault has already done some work and would be
> interested in mentoring such a project.
> I understand this is a difficult project which involves a lot of
> things, however I have used the Hurd and done some debian-installer
> work in the past. I find the design of both to be rather elegant and
> I'd be delighted to have the opportunity to work on them full-time
> this summer.
> One question I have is about what organization I should submit my
> application to. Both Debian and GNU have been accepted by Google as
> mentoring organizations, and I beleive Hurd will participate as a GNU
> project, as they did in the previous years. Would it be appropriate to
> apply to both? (after all, who am I to deny either of them a chance to
> accept my application :-P)
> Of course I'd also be interested in any advice you would care to give
> me and I would be glad to answer any question you may have.

Good luck with this project.


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