[Buildbot-devel] Welcome to this year's GSoC students!

Jared Grubb jared.grubb at gmail.com
Fri May 31 04:51:12 UTC 2013

Congrats Srinu and Mayorov! These are great products and I'm excited to see the results!


On May 29, 2013, at 19:44, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us> wrote:

> This year's GSoC student projects have been announced!
> Srinu Palivela will be working on completing the master-side source
> steps, with an eye toward finally removing support for the slave-side
> implementations.  There are a few key pieces of functionality to
> implement here, some of them quite substantial.  In fact, several VC's
> are not implemented on the master side at all.  The end goal here is
> to have no outstanding bugs in the master-side steps, and as a result
> no excuse for anyone still using the slave-side implementations to
> continue doing so.  Srinu will be working with Sam Kleinman and Ernie
> Hershey as mentors.
> Mayorov Michael will be working on implementing a new master-slave
> protocol, based on AMP.  This new protocol opens lots of exciting
> possibilities: buildslave implementations in something other than
> Python, for embedded implementations; SSL or SSH authentication of
> master/slave connections; tunneling; resiliency to connection
> failures; and more.  But that's all built on a solid protocol, which
> is what we're aiming to see implemented this summer.  This project
> requires quite a bit of careful thinking about protocol design, and he
> has already begun this process during the application period.  John
> Carr and Jared Grubb will be mentoring.
> Please give a warm welcome to our students, both here and on irc and Trac.
> As an FYI, mentors are responsible for keeping students on-track and
> helping them find resources.  They are not necessarily responsible for
> technical advice.  That's up to all of us.
> So: while I know we're all busy, please do take the time to answer
> Srinu and Michael's questions, file and update bugs, and comment on
> pull requests as expeditiously as possible.
> Dustin
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