Name Max Linke
Background: I'm enrolled as a master student for physics in Göttingen, Germany. Currently I'm studying abroad in Vienna with ERASMUS.During my studies I have written and worked with several simulations written in C/C++, so I'm familiar with it. I'm using Debian testing/unstable for over a year now and had to use bash to customize my installation and I've used it to process experimental data.
Project title Improve the netcfg-package of d-i
Project details: At the moment it is rather really userfriendly to install debian over a wifi-network. I plan to change this situation with this project. In the beginning I will add methods to scan for available ESSID, the user will then be prompted with a list showing network in reach with encryption method and signal strength. The next step will be to add support for other encryptions then PSK. I also plan to apply existing IPv6 patches and work on general netcfg,d-i bugs with what ever time I have left after implementing the above.
Synopsis: netcfg will be able to look for available ESSIDs and prompt the user with a list. Existing IPv6 Patches will be applied and modified to support IPv6
Benefits to Debian Making it easier to install debian over WiFi so that more people will use it
Deliverables: Improve WiFi with ESSID-List and IPv6 support
23.4-20.5 Reading Documentation. Discuss how to prompt a ESSID-List to the user. Make a list of encryption methods to add and rank it with difficulty to implement and importance to users. Read Documentation on IPv6.
21.5-16.6 add methods to look for availabe ESSID and their encryption method. Add prompt to UI
17.6-20.7 add encryption methods as in the order of my list
21.7-3.8 add IPv6 support, add patches
4.8-24.8 Fix reported bugs and test my code on as many different platforms as possible. Also write documentation and use leftover time to work on general netcfg bugs and wishlist bugs
Exams and other commitments: My term will end in June so I will have some exams in the beginning of July, most of them are oral exams so I can't give exact dates yet.
Other summer plans: Maybe I'll spend couple days vacation in the alps
Why Debian?:I've started using OpenSource extensively when I started studying and use Debian for a while now. I really love Debian as a OS and encourage others to give it a try. Also I'm specially interested in a comfortable install over WiFi because that's the only working internet connection I have right now and it was really cumbersome to install debian the last time and I'd really like to change for future releases of debian.
- Are you applying for other projects in SoC? Yes I will apply for another project