From: | Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> |
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To: | gentoo-soc@l.g.o |

Subject: | Re: [gentoo-soc] Welcome GSoC Students! |

Date: | Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:57:59 |

Message-Id: | b41005390804231357x19322c87j7832a17b6a1d36bc@mail.gmail.com |

1 | grr, sent as wrong sender again... |

2 | |

3 | On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Alec Warner <antarus@×××××××××××.com> wrote: |

4 | > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Nirbheek Chauhan |

5 | > <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com> wrote: |

6 | > > On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Anant Narayanan <anant@g.o> wrote: |

7 | > > [snip an awesome project] |

8 | > > |

9 | > > |

10 | > > > Automate it All |

11 | > > > by Nirbheek Chauhan |

12 | > > |

13 | > > It's "Automate it All"! =P |

14 | > > The quotes are important. =) |

15 | > > |

16 | > > [snip other awesome projects] |

17 | > > |

18 | > > [snip some great advice] |

19 | > > |

20 | > > |

21 | > > |

22 | > > > - Blogs: A lot of developers use blogs to communicate with the |

23 | > > > community at large. We recommend you read posts on Planet Gentoo |

24 | > > > (http://planet.gentoo.org/) and add the feed to your reader. We also highly |

25 | > > > recommend that you get a blog for yourself (if you already don't have one), |

26 | > > > and use it to write anything relevant to your project under a category such |

27 | > > > as 'soc08' or 'gentoo'. We will be aggregating your blogs on our Planet for |

28 | > > > the entire Gentoo community to read. |

29 | > > |

30 | > > Besides planet gentoo, there's also http://planet-soc.com -- the |

31 | > > official GSoC planet :) |

32 | > |

33 | > I encourage you to sign up for both. You can contant |

34 | > planet@g.o for us and I'm sure planet-soc has some signup |

35 | > somewhere (the le' awesome webchick is running it). |

36 | > |

37 | > |

38 | > > |

39 | > > |

40 | > > > |

41 | > > > Code Management |

42 | > > > - Gentoo uses a mix of CVS, SVN and Git internally. We recommend you |

43 | > > > use an external code hosting service to help manage your code. Some of the |

44 | > > > popular ones are: http://code.google.com/hosting/(SVN), |

45 | > > > http://sourceforge.net/ (CVS/SVN) and http://repo.or.cz/ (Git). |

46 | > > |

47 | > > Using external code hosting services makes keeping track of all the |

48 | > > Gentoo projects painful at the very least. Some people will use |

49 | > > code.google, others sf, launchpad, etc etc and one has to run around |

50 | > > between all these websites to access the projects. |

51 | > |

52 | > Painful at the very least eh? I disagree ;) |

53 | > |

54 | > I expect students to use whatever hosting service they choose provided |

55 | > it is up enough (ie hosting it on your workstation at home is probably |

56 | > not good enough). |

57 | > |

58 | > I expect students to post a URL to their code somewhere so people can |

59 | > find it easily (maybe we can update the soc webpage...). |

60 | > |

61 | > You may want to visit the 'official' unofficial soc wiki as well: |

62 | > |

63 | > 13:54 <@antarus|work> !wiki |

64 | > 13:54 <+socinfo> "wiki" is located at http://socwiki.natulte.net/ . For |

65 | > accepted SoC students only, see the student list for access |

66 | > information! |

67 | > |

68 | > |

69 | > > |

70 | > > So to make things easier for the students, mentors, and those who are |

71 | > > interested in the code, Redmine has been setup at |

72 | > > http://soc.gentooexperimental.org/ (hosting courtesy bonsakitten) for |

73 | > > Gentoo SoC project management. |

74 | > > |

75 | > > Redmine was chosen over Trac for the following reasons: |

76 | > > |

77 | > > 1. Hosting multiple projects is trivial with Redmine compared to Trac |

78 | > > 2. Redmine is *simple*. |

79 | > > 3. Redmine doesn't provide inbuilt source code management, and instead |

80 | > > can "watch" any repository you want. This makes managing projects |

81 | > > which already have an exisiting repostory (such as portage for the |

82 | > > revdep-rebuild project) very easily |

83 | > > 4. Redmine provides a wiki, a forum, a bug tracker, release cycle, |

84 | > > calendar for planning, fancy charts for stats, and will provide a |

85 | > > mailing list in a future release. |

86 | > > |

87 | > > Redmine can manage bzr, svn, cvs, git, darcs, and mercurial repositories |

88 | > > |

89 | > > bzr, svn, and git repository management will be provided on the same |

90 | > > server for projects that need it. |

91 | > > |

92 | > |

93 | > Thanks go to Patrick and Co. for getting this set up. I want to |

94 | > stress again that while it is utterly awesome that it is offered, you |

95 | > don't have to use it. |

96 | > |

97 | > |

98 | > > |

99 | > > > One of the |

100 | > > > explicit aims of the Community Bonding period is to get you upto speed with |

101 | > > > the version control system you will be working with. Please contact your |

102 | > > > mentor for help *before* signing up with a particular service. In some |

103 | > > > cases, you may be expected to work on an existing repository - again - |

104 | > > > contact your mentor for specifics. |

105 | > > |

106 | > > [snip more great advice] |

107 | > > |

108 | > > |

109 | > > > |

110 | > > > Alec Warner: antarus@g.o |

111 | > > > Grant Goodyear: g2boojum@g.o |

112 | > > > Joshua Jackson: tsunam@g.o |

113 | > > |

114 | > > What do the powers that be have to say about soc.ge.o? Can we have it |

115 | > > as the official project management place for Gentoo SoC projects? :-) |

116 | > |

117 | > I don't think an 'official' place is necessary but feel free to try to |

118 | > convince me otherwise. |

119 | > |

120 | > -Alec |

121 | > |

122 | > |

123 | > |

124 | > > |

125 | > > If so, Anant might want to add this to the GSoC section in this month's GMN ;-) |

126 | > > |

127 | > > |

128 | > > -- |

129 | > > ~Nirbheek Chauhan |

130 | > > -- |

131 | > > |

132 | > > |

133 | > > gentoo-soc@l.g.o mailing list |

134 | > > |

135 | > > |

136 | > |

137 | -- |

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