Summer of Code 2007

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This wiki page is created to make it easier to plan and coordinate Debian's involvement in the [http://code.google.com/soc/ Google Summer of Code 2007].

Current Status (2007/03/09)

Timeline

(see [http://code.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=60325 Google's FAQ])

Contact info

For information on how to register to be a mentor, contact Steve or Zack. Please note that you should not register as a mentor if you intend to participate as a student.

For students, if you have questions or want to discuss the project you want to do you can mail the admins, discuss it in the debian-project mailing list, or join the #debian-soc channel on irc.debian.org.

If you would like to work on one of the projects below, as a student participating in Google's summer of code, watch this space for details of how to register.

This Year (2007) GSoC Projects

  1. [wiki:/PiupartsImprovements Improvements to piuparts]

  2. [wiki:/SystemUpgradeTesting Testing system upgrades automatically using QEMU]

  3. Create a collaborative repository of meta-informations (["CRMI"]) about sources packages (including upstream URL, URL of upstream VCS, URL of upstream BTS, debian/watch file, etc.) on top of ["Mole"]. [wiki:/MoleAndCRMI More info]
  4. [wiki:/udebSupport Full support of udebs]
  5. [wiki:/ovalagent OVAL agent] to make it possible to control security update status for clusters of Debian systems
  6. [wiki:/commonsecuritychecks Common security checks] tool, to provide host-level security checks for the default Debian systems.
  7. [wiki:/autosecreview Automatic Security Review] lintian-like portal.
  8. [wiki:/AptCheckpoint apt-checkpoint] Revive the apt-checkpoint project [http://sourceforge.net/projects/apt-checkpoint/ sourceforge] for safer/better end-user experience when upgrading to testing

  9. [wiki:/ImplementTheCDDT Implement the Custom Debian Distributions Toolkit (CDDT)]
  10. [wiki:/RCRANBioC] Improvements and extension to the R CRAN / BioC packaging project [http://pkg-bioc.alioth.debian.org]

  11. [wiki:/live-helper Implement a GUI frontend for live-helper for building Debian Live systems]
  12. [wiki:/DebianCdTester] A program to sanity-check Debian CD and DVD images, like lintian/linda do for packages.

Mentors for other projects


Last Year (2006) GSoC Projects

If you're interested in one of the project below please promote it to the list above, filling the corresponding subpage with additional info.

Possible Projects (in () possible mentors)

(also see [http://www.debian.org/devel/todo/ the general TODO list] and the EtchTODOList)

General

Package management

Individual packages

New applications

Security

Infrastructure

Porting

Misc/unsorted

Some information on what being a good mentor entails can be found here http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/docs/summer-of-code-mentoring-howto/index.html

Infrastructure Provided to Students

As development must happen in the open, students of Debian projects will either receive access to existing source control repositories or setup an Alioth project. Alioth is a ?SourceForge like resource provided by Debian with access to Subversion/Arch/CVS repositories and services like bug tracking and mailing lists. The student is also expected to maintain a webpage or a wiki page to keep everyone updates about his status.