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Re: Soc 2007: Debian CD Tester

On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 05:29:39PM +0100, Richard Hirner wrote:

Hi Richard,

>I am interested in taking part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 and
>would like to have some more information about what would be to do for
>the Debian CD Tester. Can you give me some more details about this?

There's a summary up on the wiki at


which I hope should give a reasonable overview of the problem. Is
there anything in particular you're looking for more info about?

>I thought it could be made as a console app in PERL with
>several functions that do the checks.

Yup, that sounds entirely reasonable. A GUI would be useless (for me,
anyway) as the CDs are built on a remote machine and I don't want to
have to download them all over my ADSL connection. Using functions to
do checks sounds good; I want this to be as easily extensible as

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