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
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 -- 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 > > >, 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 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 for their work 2. Redmine doesn't provide inbuilt SCM, so they can host their source code anywhere ( if they want) 3. If they don't want to use at all, they can just create a dummy project on 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*/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 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