[Buildbot-devel] Google Summer of Code

Benoît Allard benoit at aeteurope.nl
Thu Mar 10 17:14:30 UTC 2011

Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> Marc-Antoine and I have submitted an application for Buildbot to the
> Google Summer of Code.  The application is due on March 11, and we
> will hear back from Google on March 18.
> If we are accepted, we will start to see students querying the list
> regarding projects they are interested in working on.
> I know that many folks on this list have projects that they'd like to
> see implemented in Buildbot -- I've certainly said "sounds great, let
> me know when you have a patch" more times than I can remember!  This
> may be a perfect time to drive that project, or a part of it, to
> completion by mentoring a GSoC intern.

I for one would love to see some development with regards to the 
"multiple repository support" stuff ... I constantly fail to get an 
intern for that task here at work. (See [1] in case you know someone ...)

On the other hand, I'm not sure how it looks big for a GSoC project. We 
should keep in mind that the main goal of this is to attract people to 
open source software. The accent should be made in the integration of 
GSoC intern inside the open source community. If we get some sensible 
coding out of it, can to my understanding be seen as a bonus. The real 
benefit of GSoC can however be seen in the long term when the intern 
stay around after GSoC and begin producing more interesting stuff.


[1] http://www.aeteurope.nl/aet/aet-europe/_www/files/pdf1/Internship.pdf
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