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Re: Debian and the Google Summer of Code 2007


On Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:46:36 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> First draft - comments/changes please...
> Debian will again be taking part in Google's Summer of Code
> program[1]. We have been accepted as a mentor organisation, with 9
> students paid by Google to work full time during the summer vacation
> on a range of projects to help Debian. Several of Debian's existing
> developers will be working alongside these students as mentors during
> that period, providing guidance and evaluating the code produced.
> Jeroen van Wolffelaar's project will be to implement "Mole, an
> infrastructure for managing information". The idea is to help make
> Debian's vast supply of data more accessible to the developers and
> users.
> Ian Haken will be working on "Automated Upgrade Testing Using
> QEMU". This will help us to automatically track down more possible
> bugs in upgrade cycles.
> Ana Beatriz Guerrero Lopez's plan is to work on improvements to
> Piuparts, another of the Debian project's array of quality testing
> systems.
> Gustavo Rezende Montesino has ideas about a "Bug Triage and Forward
> Tool" to help developers deal more effectively with tracing bugs and
> interacting with bug reporters and upstream bug tracking systems.
> A "BitTorrent Proxy for Debian Archive" is Cameron Dale's project for
> the summer. He hopes to expand on the BitTorrent application to work
> effectively with large, constantly updating collections of files such
> as the Debian archive
> Pavel Vinogradov will be developing an "OVAL agent for Debian" - a
> status monitoring system for the security management of clusters of
> Debian systems. This system is based on the OVAL language, which
> provides a uniform mechanism to report on and control security
> centrally.
> Margarita Manterola Rivero's project is a "Bug Submission and
> Manipulation Web-based User Interface for debbugs". Debian already has
> a large open bug tracking system, and this new tool should make it
> easier for users to report and check on bugs in that system.
> Martin Hernan Ferrari will be working on "A modular lintian-like
> CD-image testing tool" to help the Debian CD team and others in their
> work, allowing more automated testing of CD and DVD images as they are
> produced.
> Chris Lamb's work will be a "GUI frontend for live-helper for building
> live Debian systems". This will make it much easier for Debian
> developers and others to generate versions of Debian that boot and
> work directly from a CD/DVD.
> More information about these projects will be made available on the
> Debian website[2] as the projects progress.
> [1] http://code.google.com/soc/
> [2] http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2007

Looks good to me. For what is it targeted? debian-news@l.d.o?


[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life

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