[lsb-discuss] Google Summer of Code
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 08:20:33 PDT 2008
Thank you for your answer, I have taken it already out due to the
absence of your answer, so I will keep it out.
R P Herrold wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> Russ, George, please also add a more detailed description of your
>> projects to our ideas list:
>> We need your answer ASAP, due to the application deadline at Google.
> travelling ... I tried to authenticate last night, but the credentials
> did not work as expected, and I could not readily put my fingers on a
> self-service password reset link
> Looking at the task, and after the reaction (highly polarized with not
> much concensus) to Jeff's discussion on end-user space installs, on
> several package manager mailing lists, I am left with the strong feeling
> that the proposal to work on alien to 'grok' RPM more completely is not
> in a critical path on what needs to occur.
> Seperately, the scope of the needed transform is not narrowly defined
> enough to be something a 'summer of code' intern and I could achieve
> worthwhile results on in a summer, or perhaps even a year. (I am also
> pretty unclear that a stable target can be documented, as it has changed
> within RH's rpm implementation over time; jbj's tine supports all
> variants with flags, but at the expense of a decade of implementing it;
> I am pretty sure only he knows the internals of all the edge case
> behaviours, as I see RH ripping out parts I know were added at RH
> engineering/product management request in years past)
> I suggest it not be proposed. I am disheartened.
> -- Russ herrold
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