[arch-dev-public] GSoC 2015

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Nov 6 13:54:28 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Is there interest in Arch participating in GSoC for 2015?

To get a GSOC proposal together Arch would need 2 or more admins, some
mentors, and a list of projects.

See http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2014 for
the variety of projects accepted in 2014.

Some descriptions that caught my eye:

"Short description: The objective of this proposal is to improve the
quality of the packages present in Debian, by identifying possible
improvements using debci."

"Short description: Package elementary's Pantheon shell, GUI framework
(Granite), applications, icon theme, and gtk theme."

"Short description: Rebuild the Debian archive with the clang compiler."

So there are a range of tasks that would be useful to Arch that could be
accepted.  For example, I have wanted a continuous build to check for
packages that no longer build due to updates.   There are also ideas
over at
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:TheBigIdeaPage and I
guess pacman development would be useful.

Some of the folks over at Arch Women have offered to help us get this
off the ground.

Is any one interested in helping get this going or being mentors for a


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