This is a draft, and need a lot of work before it leave the draft state.
This wiki page is created to make it easier to plan and coordinate Debian's involvement in the Google Summer of Code 2006.
[http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2006/04/summer-of-code-2006.html Request for mentoring organizations] has gone out, and Debian need to move quickly to make it before the May 1st deadline. Mentoring organisations should read the [http://code.google.com/soc/mentorfaq.html mentor FAQ].
- Formulate projects
- Organise mentors
To be decided. Currently the Admin is Baruch Even, Anthony Towns will be an admin as well once he signs up, he can then distribute admin rights as needed.
Information on how to register to be a mentor was posted to debian-private, contact baruch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need more info. Please note that you should not register as a mentor if you intend to participate as a student.
Possible Projects (in () possible mentors)
(also see [http://www.us.debian.org/devel/todo/ the general TODO list])
wpasupplicant enhancements: Split out the roaming functionality from wpasupplicant and associate based on what is known to the system from /etc/network/interfaces. (?KyleMcMartin)
?DebTags: central database rewrite, review functionality, tag adoption and such
reportbug enhancements: graphical and/or webbased, so its easier for user to report
A Python/GTK/QT app to manage Debian BTS: would queue actions and then send an e-mail to the BTS to commit changes, make it easier to browse bugs, cross-reference, tag/update/close, etc
Britney improvements (aba)
Adding IPv6 vserver support (aba)
Nicer support of pinning in apt ["real" dependency resolver, better docs, graphical interface (?), allow matching in Packages, etc] (aba)
Unify apt, dpkg, etc (aba)
Improvements/unification in QA websites: packages.qa.d.o, qa.d.o/developer, dehs, etc
- Create a better environment for regression/unit tests (tbm)
Real perl shlibs (aba)
Improve shlibs: to caclulate the used shlibs, rather than the theorically required ones (aba)
A user-friendly security-update notifier/installer
Improved system to handle WNPP: including expiry of ITPs, checking that orphaned packages have correct maintainer fields, etc. (DavidMorenoGarza)
Improve the boot system: speed up and make it dependency based. See discussions on [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/initscripts-ng-devel/ the initscripts-ng list] and [http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts LSB init script page]. (pere)
apt-listbugs enhancements/fixes: There are quite a few seemingly simple bugs and wishes in the BTS, but it's seen no updates for 10 months. A few small changes would make it much more useful. (RaphaelHertzog: probably too limited in scope to be a good project).
Create a collaborative repository of meta-informations about sources packages (including upstream URL, URL of upstream VCS, URL of upstream BTS, debian/watch file, etc.) (RaphaelHertzog)
Create a "Migration Tracking System" which can be used to track the various migrations that are happening. It should have a web interface as well as a mail interface. It should transparently make use of debbug's usertags to keep track of the bugs related to a specific transition. (RaphaelHertzog)
Help [http://dehs.alioth.debian.org Dehs project] to accept watch submitting and maintaining in an external framework instead of the single deb packages. Improve the Dehs postgres Db structure to optimizing query speed. Create rss feed with useful information from Dehs data. Collaborate with devscript maintainer to specify in a standar way the upstream news/changelog file in watch file and write with devscript package maintainer an official policy about watch file. (Stefano Fabri)
Packaging and integration of [http://www.nomachine.com NX] and [http://freenx.berlios.de FreeNX]. See also [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-nx-group/2006-April/000135.html this mail].
Packaging and integration of [http://www.networkmultimedia.org NMM - Network Multimedia-Middleware].
- Make Debian more suitable for embedded systems, e.g. by removing Perl from the base system
Mentors for other projects
?AigarsMahinovs - I am a DD and was a participant in SOC 2005, I can mentor students willing to do Debian projects
- aba (Andi Barth) - projects related to release management, QA, project management
- Martin Michlmayr (tbm) - projects related to QA, release and project management; possibly also projects related to embedded systems.