[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] GSoC 2015
scimmia at archlinux.info
Thu Nov 6 17:06:45 UTC 2014
On Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:53:31 +0100
"Timothy M. Redaelli" <timothy.redaelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/06/2014 02:54 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Is there interest in Arch participating in GSoC for 2015?
> Why not? :P
> > 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.
> We could open a GSoC to create some Jenkins (or something similar)
> modules to do that.
We already have a user that set up Jenkins for this purpose. He filed a
bunch of bug reports, but then seems to have dropped out. I can look up
his contact info if you would like it.
> > There are also ideas
> > over at
> > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:TheBigIdeaPage
> > and I guess pacman development would be useful.
> For "Signing database files" we can use a debian-like approach,
> signing only the hash and not the entire file.
> The alternative is to patch GNUPG to allow "two steps" signing
> (hashing via ssh and the proper signature locally). Maybe using
> gpg-agent via ssh can be another way.
> > 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 project?
> I don't know if a TU can be a mentor or helper, but I'm available to
> > Allan
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