Gentoo Archives: gentoo-soc

From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-soc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-soc] Welcome GSoC Students!
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:41:35
Message-Id: 8b4c83ad0804231441u4251a4f3k40ef733a816d3a86@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-soc] Welcome GSoC Students! by Alec Warner
On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:27 AM, Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
> grr, sent as wrong sender again... > > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Alec Warner <antarus@×××××××××××.com> wrote: > > > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Nirbheek Chauhan > > <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com> wrote: > > > Besides planet gentoo, there's also http://planet-soc.com -- the > > > official GSoC planet :) > > > > I encourage you to sign up for both. You can contant > > planet@g.o for us and I'm sure planet-soc has some signup > > somewhere (the le' awesome webchick is running it).
That's what I meant -- I was recommending other people to sign up for that as well
> > > Using external code hosting services makes keeping track of all the > > > Gentoo projects painful at the very least. Some people will use > > > code.google, others sf, launchpad, etc etc and one has to run around > > > between all these websites to access the projects. > > > > Painful at the very least eh? I disagree ;) > > > > I expect students to use whatever hosting service they choose provided > > it is up enough (ie hosting it on your workstation at home is probably > > not good enough).
Hosting for source code, sure, anywhere. But I don't expect people to setup their own Trac ;)
> > > > I expect students to post a URL to their code somewhere so people can > > find it easily (maybe we can update the soc webpage...).
That was what drove me to getting this setup -- say I want to find 2007's SoC projects; I google for "gentoo 2007 soc projects", I get several blogs (about them, not of them), and a link to http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/userrel/soc/archives/2007.xml which doesn't link to any code. At this point, I've effectively hit a dead end in my search. I think there should be one single place where you can be *guaranteed* to *either* find all the projects, *or* find links to where they are actually hosted. What I suggest is the following: 1. People be given the option to use soc.ge.o(redmine) for their work 2. Redmine doesn't provide inbuilt SCM, so they can host their source code anywhere (soc.ge.o if they want) 3. If they don't want to use soc.ge.o/Redmine at all, they can just create a dummy project on soc.ge.o which has a link in the project summary to the place where the actual development is taking place. This will: a) Give people the freedom to host the work wherever they want b) Provide a place where either the projects, or pointers to them can be found with ease c) The advantage of using Redmine over gentoo.org/*/soc/ is that it can "plug into" a remote repository to show the code, generate statistics and such [snip]
> > > > Thanks go to Patrick and Co. for getting this set up. I want to > > stress again that while it is utterly awesome that it is offered, you > > don't have to use it.
Don't use it, just list your project there :)
> > > What do the powers that be have to say about soc.ge.o? Can we have it > > > as the official project management place for Gentoo SoC projects? :-) > > > > I don't think an 'official' place is necessary but feel free to try to > > convince me otherwise.
Convinced yet? ;-) -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan -- gentoo-soc@l.g.o mailing list