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From: Vit Vomacko <vomacko@...>
Subject: Re: student application/ideas for SoC 2008
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 01:18:08 +0200
Hi, nice to have some feedback :)
> On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 18:37 +0200, Vit Vomacko wrote:
>   
>> My name is Víťa Vomáčko (maybe  some  letters  are strange to you:), 21 
>> years  old,  from Czech Republic
>>     
>
> Nice. I'm from germany, but i have some friends in Czech Republic. I've
> been on a trip to Prag, Brno and Vsetin last month.
>
>   
I live in center of Prague, have windows/no linux/ to Jewish cemetery:) 
So let me invite you for a beer, or two, or more:))
>> I have some ideas, based on José Alberto's, Philipp Riegger's and mine, 
>> as a newcomer (may not be suitable for project, may be too long term ). 
>> So please tell me what seems to be good and what is totally rubbish:D
>>
>>     * bug fixing (less bug, will report; cdrtools collision, a lot of
>>       bugs opened)
>>     
>
> This is great. I've been looking for a new bug fixing release for a long
> long time.
>
>   
>>     * wrap,router board enhancements ( i will have direct access to it)
>>     
>
> This sounds great. I'm looking forward to hearing from you, i've always
> wanted one of these toys!
>
>   
>>     * glsa checks for your overlay (to be sure, that there is now
>>       critical security bug in your gnap devices)
>>     * overall upgrade of gnap core (new snapshot, gnap core..., move to
>>       gnap 2.1 release and continue)
>>     * interactive setup ( to be even easier to use for beginners,
>>       answers some questions and build what is needed)
>>     
>
> I was always thinking about stabilizing the non-interactive part more,
> but i'm looking forward to hearing your ideas.
>
>   
>>     * CLI (inspired by vyatta project, would be nice to share code,
>>       provides great management ability) and web interface for basic
>>       changes (networking, firmware upgrades) (definitely try to use 
>>       and edit code from other similar projects, use existing frameworks)
>>     
>
> Do you know Mikroconf, which has been written for last years SoC? It's
> not included anywhere, i think, but it sounds promising. Flexible
> modular design,...
>   
Yes I took a look at it and it looks interesting, I would try to make it 
"more standarized", it would be nice to use it with  ziptie.org (become 
part of ZONA) or Rancid. But it's difficult to estime needed time.
>   
>>     * unionfs, support (I know that second guy would like to work on it)
>>     
>
> With this you mean: / on squashfs, writable with unionfs and some local
> storage?
>
>   
Yes something like that, it would greatly move our project!
>>     * live formware upgrade
>>     
>
> Ca you elaborate on this? Are you talking about the whole image, only
> applications on it, upgreade with or without downtime?
>
>   
Downtime would be probably needed for core system upgrades, but 
applications could be upgraded without it.
>>     * use new catalyst (don't know exactly problems connected to it)
>>     
>
> Mostly, that portage has to be newer than the one in the current
> seedstage shipped with gnap 2.0.
>
>   
>>     * extensions installation made easier (maybe to have basic
>>       extensions available on the internet and automatically get them)
>>     
>
> Prebuilt, or config files? Well, for routerboards and maybe x86 prebuilt
> could make sense.
>   
I thought about prebuilt, in cooperation with live upgrade, would be a 
cool feature.
>   
>>     * look at cross compiling ( I have some experience, so know that its
>>       difficult, so sth.that could be done in shorter terms)
>>     
>
> That's what i did not have when i tried it last year. I would really
> like to read your suggestions on this.
>
>   
This will need a lot of digging into it...
>>     * work on selected issues from Phillips's ideas (
>>       http://archives.gentoo.org/gnap-dev/msg_01d6ef92bb66927018b4131462808391.xml
>>       )
>>
>> Definitely I'd like to continue after SoC finishes. SO since tomorrow is 
>> deadline:( try to comment it asap, I will be very happy of your comments.
>>     
>
> I was out for the weekend, so i could not comment sooner. And BaSS
> (Jose) seems to be not that responsive at the moment. Anyway, i hope you
> apply and i hope they take you and i hope, i can help you in any way.
> >From what you wrote about your experience, this is unlikely. :-)
>
> Philipp
>
>   
Wow fantastic to here about this kind of help, hope to work on it and 
collaborate!

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Re: student application/ideas for SoC 2008
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