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Re: Google Summer of Code project: libchannel

From: Carl Fredrik Hammar
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code project: libchannel
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:06:38 +0100
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Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> writes:

> Hello!
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 09:22:12PM +0100, Fredrik Hammar wrote:
>> first up let me introduce myself [...]
> Welcome, Fredrik!

>> get it running on Xen.
> That basically works, but still has a number of sharp edges and slippery
> slopes.  But for sure we should document how to get it running at all...

Yeah I gave it a shot in the dark and gave up pretty quickly when it
didn't boot mach, I don't even know if I should change the default
domain builder to something else, let alone how to get Hurd started
after that.

But this isn't an issue I want to tackle at the moment, so lets leave
it at that.

>> Then I proceeded investigating the proposed projects and libchannel
>> is the one that interests me the most.  However it might be a bit
>> more than I can chew...
> Nothing is carved in stone: the published tasks are the basis for the
> applicants to build their applications on.  And nobody will stop you from
> contributing further once the GSoC is over.  ;-)

That's a relief I guess, but I wouldn't want to apply for writing half
of libchannel and leave a promise to write the rest later ;-).

>> The main problem is my lack of experience with the Hurd's internals
>> and OSes in general.  But since my studies right now are quite
>> relaxed, I feel I should be able to catch up by the time GsoC starts.
>> I could easily spend 10h a week studying the Hurd and `bonding' with
>> you guys (as Google puts it), and will spend more time than that as
>> needed if it's available.  As a plus studying libstore during this
>> time, which should help me immensely with the design of libchannel,
>> will give me an opportunity to go through and fix some of libstore's
>> documentation.
>> So I want a second opinion; should I go for it and write a proposal
>> for a libchannel implementation or should I consider some other
>> project instead?
> If you can spend the time on it right now -- applications are open until
> the end of this weekend, I think -- writing and submitting your
> application would indeed be a worthwhile thing to do.  I can -- of course
> -- give absolutely no guarantees that we might select yours, but you'll
> hopefull already learn a lot when writing that application.

Well of course, I wasn't expecting any guarantees of my proposal
getting picked.  On the contrary, I was hoping I didn't get a
guarantees that I wouldn't be picked. ;-)

But since that doesn't seem to be the case, I'll guess I give it my
best shot at writing a proper proposal.  Now I can concentrate on
actually writing the proposal and not look around for alternatives, at
least not until I get this proposal done.

>> PS. I'm new to posting on mailing lists, please excuse and correct any
>> misstakes I make.
> Nothing to find fault within so far.  :-)
> Regards,
>  Thomas

Lets hope it stays that way. :-)

Thanks again,

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