Changes between Version 138 and Version 139 of SummerOfCode

May 24, 2010, 4:47:02 PM (11 years ago)
anddam (Andrea D'Amore)

inserted a list of accepted projects, removed accepted tasks from potential tasks list, removed potential mentor list for SoC 2010


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     21== Accepted Projects ==
     23Applications for SoC 2010 closed on '''April 9, 19:00 UTC''', the following projects have been accepted for SoC 2010, add '''''' to an email handle in order to get an actual email address.
     25|| '''Student''' || '''Student email''' || '''Project''' || '''Mentor''' || '''Mentor email '''
     26|| Andrea D'Amore || and.damore || Configuration files handling || [wiki:raimue Rainer Mueller] || raimue ||
     27|| [wiki:tzikis Vasileios Georgitzikis] || tzikis || MacPorts GUI Improvement || [wiki:juanger Juan Germán Castañeda Echevarria] || juanger ||
     28|| Joe Rozner || || MPWA || [wiki:wms William Siegrist] || wms ||
    2131=== General Info ===
    23 Applications must be done online, on the [ Google SoC website]. You will find more information on their page on [ Advice for Students]. Student applications deadline is '''April 9, 19:00 UTC'''. The official [ timeline] should be consulted for the other dates.
     33For future reference you may check the [ Google SoC website]. You will find more information on their page on [ Advice for Students].
     34The official [ timeline] should be consulted for the other dates.
    2536There are several things to consider. We are willing to support and mentor students who want to gain an experience by working on The MacPorts Project. We have many ideas for potential internship subjects, yet we are open to anything that is both interesting and relevant to MacPorts. Motivated students do not necessarily need to know Tcl language beforehand, especially if they already know several script languages such as Python, Ruby, PHP or Perl.
    4051 * '''Get in contact! ''' Most important is to discuss your contribution ideas with potential mentors by e-mail, on the MacPorts development list or the IRC channel before applying.
    42 == Mentors ==
    44 The following committers have agreed to be mentors for SoC 2010 (append for e-mail)
    46 ||'''Name'''             ||'''Email'''     ||'''Area'''          ||
    47 ||[wiki:juanger Juan Germán Castañeda Echevarria] || juanger || GUI, MPWA ||
    48 ||[wiki:perry Perry Lee] || perry ||  ||
    49 ||[wiki:raimue Rainer Mueller] || raimue || Administrator, config files, rev-upgrade, depcheck ||
    50 ||[wiki:snc Jeremy Lavergne] || snc ||  ||
    51 ||[wiki:wms William Siegrist] || wms || Backup Administrator ||
    53 {{{
    54 #!comment
    55 ||[wiki:armahg George Armah] || GUI, Framework || armahg ||
    56 ||James Berry || MPWA || jberry ||
    57 ||[wiki:blb Bryan Blackburn] || Logging, self-management, general || blb ||
    58 ||[wiki:snc Jeremy Lavergne] || Helping hand || snc ||
    59 ||[wiki:perry Perry Lee] || Co-mentoring || perry ||
    60 }}}
    6253== Tasks ==
    6859=== Core Tasks ===
    70 ==== Configuration files handling ==== #configfiles
    72 MacPorts has no way to track configuration files. Currently if a configuration file is part of a port it will get overwritten on every upgrade which makes it less useful. At the moment, many ports only install default configuration files and the user has to copy it to the original location. But this always requires manual action and the user is not informed of updates in this configuration file.
    74 For this task, investigate how other package management systems handle this. Find the best way to support it in MacPorts and implement it. See also #2365.
    76 Classification: easy to medium task[[BR]]
    77 Programming languages: Tcl[[BR]]
    78 Potential mentor: raimue
    80 ==== Graphical user interface ==== #GUI
    82 Extend and improve the existing [wiki:MacPortsGUI basic GUI] which has been implemented as part of GSoC 2008/2009. Pallet is at the moment functional to install/uninstall ports, but for example it cannot handle variants yet. Also, it is slow if you have many ports installed.
    84 Some feature proposals:
    85  * Variant selection
    86  * Interactive dependency tree/graph
    88 The GUI is driven by the MacPorts Framework, which acts as an wrapper of the MacPorts Tcl API to Objective-C. To enhance the GUI you will probably have to implement the respective features in the framework first.
    90 It would be your task to identify possible improvements for the GUI. This can either be new features or (speed) improvements to existing ones.
    92 Resources:
    93  * [wiki:MacPortsGUI]
    94  * [wiki:MacPortsGUIFAQ]
    95  * [wiki:MacPortsFramework]
    96  * Pallet port
    98 Classification: medium task[[BR]]
    99 Programming languages: Objective-C and Tcl[[BR]]
    100 Potential mentors: juanger
    102 ==== MacPorts Web Application (MPWA) ==== #mpwa
    104 A very good start has been made on a Web Application for MacPorts to serve as a basis for easier user submission and maintenance of ports, not to mention monitoring of port build status, browsing of ports, etc. This work is known as MPWA and is written in Ruby on Rails. This task is to complete the work on MPWA so that it is usable for day to day usage by the MacPorts community. Work is needed on user credentials and authentication, port dependency  integration, port submission and tracking, etc. This is a very exciting project and can help MacPorts scale to support a larger community.
    106 Read more about the [source:contrib/mpwa/doc MPWA design and model] and look at the [source:contrib/mpwa/ existing code].
    108 Classification: moderate, with good follow through vision, and architecture required[[BR]]
    109 Programming languages: Ruby, perhaps a bit of Tcl[[BR]]
    110 Potential mentor: juanger
    11261==== Binaries ==== #binaries