[arch-dev-public] GSoC 2011

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 25 13:37:01 EST 2011

On 26 February 2011 00:38, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/2/25 Ángel Velásquez <angvp at archlinux.org>:
>> Hi,
>> I'm just wondering why we didn't participate in GSoC, many open source
>> projects got improved for this kind of programs.
> "why we don't"? The submission period hasn't even started.
> I am all for it; start putting together a project ideas page and an
> application and I'd be glad to fill it with pacman ideas.
> A few real quick:
> * Package signing
> * Package "hooks"
> * True transactions - e.g. we have the ability to fully check and roll
> back, this may include some BTRFS and other filesystems snapshot
> support and ability to roll back.
> * VCS packaging.
> And of course:
> * Automatic building system- look at PKGBUILD.com and old pacbuild,
> and possibly newer innovations like Hudson/Jenkins. Turn it into
> something where it all "just works" and is intuitive and safe.
> See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_Roadmap
>> Just wondering areas in which we can receive and mentor students with
>> the permission of the projects owner I will do a list of possible
>> areas of work:
>> * Pacman (Adding signed packages)
>> * AIF and archiso integration
>> * Namcap
>> * Netcfg
>> * <insert project here>
>> Please don't kill me if the idea is wrong, It just came to my mind that idea.
> Definitely a good idea and a great way to possibly find new developers
> that may want to continue after SoC is complete.

* Pacman (real optdepends handling)

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