Name: Anirudha Bose

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Background: I am a first year Computer Science undergraduate at International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar in India. I am quite familiar with Python as I do most of my work in it, but I am comfortable with C and bash as well. I have a significant experience in Debian/Ubuntu packaging, and am quite familiar with building packages and static analysis of sources using scan-build. I have deep interest in Natural Language Processing, Linux, data structures, and web applications. I haven’t done any major project yet, but the following are few of my experiences.

Project Title: scan-build on the Debian archive

Project Details:
The goal of the project is to rebuild the entire Debian archive with a non-gcc compiler (clang) and generate errors and warnings for package maintainers to be aware of. scan-build is a free static analyzer distributed with clang. The reports generated by scan-build are in the form of simple HTML files which are to be uploaded to DACA.
Packages which do not respect the CC/CXX variables will be ignored. It is also likely that the static analysis of some packages may fail due to various reasons. So the packages must be built using Personal Builder (pbuilder). The project will also include use of buildd infrastructure to make the process fully automatic.
As a part of the project, I have already generated reports for several popular packages. I will be using a web interface to add new packages once they have been analyzed, and also search and see the list of the packages already analyzed. It can also be used by my mentor to keep track of my progress.

Synopsis: Rebuild the entire Debian archive using scan-build and generate bug reports in a visual form to be uploaded to DACA.

Mentor: Sylvestre Ledru

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Project Schedule:

Exams and other commitments: I have my semester exams in last week of May or first week of June. But the dates are subject to change depending upon the circumstances. I have no plans for vacations during this period.

Why Debian? : I am a fanboy of Linux and love free and open source software. Debian is “The Universal Operating System” and has a great open source community. Working for Debian under the Google Summer of Code program and being a part of an awesome community are reasons strong enough for me to apply for Debian.

Are you applying for other projects in SoC? : I will be applying for GNU Project too.