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Re: Google Summer of Code 2007

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2007
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:20:53 +0100


On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 08:44:00PM -0400, Barry deFreese wrote:
> Are we talking Debian specific stuff or no?  

This is about the FSF's GSoC project, so I don't think Debian-specific
stuff would be appropriate.

> There still the Debian installer afair.

Yes, but after last year's fiasco, I'm weary to waste another Debian
GSoC slot on Debian GNU/Hurd again, the port has enough PR problems in
Debian as is.

> Also, how about implementing PPP?

Some solution for DSL etc. wouldn't be bad, but today most people have
Ethernet of a dedicated DSL router I guess, so it's less urgent than a
couple of years ago I think.

> I think there was something about being able to boot from a stow'd
> filesystem?

That might be an important task for the GNU system, but AFAIK it's only
a matter of debugging/finding the culprit, not sure whether it merits a
GSoC project really.


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