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Re: [GNUnet-developers] GSoC

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] GSoC
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:22:44 +0100
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On 02/17/2018 10:12 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Feb 2018, Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Yes, we do of course take initiative applications.  Your suggestion is
>> generally great, not sure 2.7 is the right choice (3.x?) or whether this
>> is a "full summer" project, but that's something we can discuss if/when
>> you decide to go for it.
> 2.7 only came to my mind because:
> * 2.7 is still supported for 2 years
> * After those 2 years, no distro will magically drop 2.7 because
>   there's still lots of legacy modules and applications using
>   2.7. I'm not sure about other Operating Systems though.
> * Dual 2.7 + 3.x support is doable but we'd have to evaluate if
>   we really need it (as far as I know, 3.x is on every system
>   available). You seemed a bit reserved about going full
>   3.x a while back

A "bit reserved" doesn't exactly mean opposed. And as 2.7 support is
running *out*, it don't think it makes sense for a rewrite to target it
unless there is really an issue with Python3 availability (which I don't
see), and it would have to be a severe one as obviously we can live with
some tests not working on some very exotic platforms.

> What's the expected time to be spend per week on the project?

IIRC GSoC rules state 40h/week ("full time") for 3 months.

> We have other bugs open, maybe I bring myself up to date on
> those.

I also have a special GNS-related topic I'd like to do a Mumble with
you, dvn, Daniel Golle and Martin Schanzenbach some time soon, to see if
we think we can do it.

> GSoC is a bit fuzzy on what's "good enough" and what not, if you
> compare for example GNU Guix and the projects Debian or FreeBSD
> offer. 

Oh, sure, there is always lots of variation. However, we should come up
with a plausible timeline that is neither too ambitious nor looks like
you'll be mostly on vacation ;-).  Regardless, let's Mumble --- and
obviously you need to figure out your own availability.

>> On 02/16/2018 11:06 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> we take initiative applications as well as applications on topics
>>> we officially offered ones, right?
>>> So let's say I wanted to work the summer on what I looked into
>>> earlier this year and last year, reimplementing the python based
>>> parts of the GNUnet testsuite in standardized python-2.7
>>> testsuites, would there be a mentor and an official GNUnet <->
>>> GNU <-> GSoC relation (work the summer, document it, get payed
>>> (as far as I understand GSoC))?
>>> I'm not 100% sure if I can do it (waiting for some job interviews
>>> at the moment), but if we would have a mentor for this I would
>>> write an official application for it.
>>> Thanks,
>>> NG
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