Google Summer of Code ideas list needs updates.

simo idra at
Mon Mar 3 14:55:16 GMT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 17:37 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 02.03.2008, 16:27 +0000 schrieb simo:
> > On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 16:43 +0100, Kai Blin wrote:
> > > Hi folks,
> > > 
> > > Could we go over the list to see 
> > > which projects are still up-to-date and doable by a student in about three 
> > > months?
> > > 
> > > Also, can we think of anything else that should be on the list?
> > 
> > Given the fact now some docs are available I think a very nice set of
> > projects could be for students to take one protocol documentation, and
> > check samba 3/4 code for compliance/differences between implementation
> > and documents.
> I think asking students to write proof of concept implementations of
> code could be interesting. I can't imagine there would be any students
> who would voluntarily choose code checking over actually writing code
> for one of the other projects.

Well, I was thinking that the way to "prove" the code was right/wrong
would be to write torture tests. That would be the only contribution I
am interested in, checking the code once, without writing tests to keep
the code right, would be of little value indeed.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <ssorce at>

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