[lsb-discuss] Google Summer of Code

Till Kamppeter 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.

    Till

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:
>>
>> https://www.linux-foundation.org/en/Google_Summer_of_Code
>>
>> 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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