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 16:58:54
In Reply to: [gentoo-soc] Welcome GSoC Students! by Anant Narayanan
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Anant Narayanan <anant@g.o> wrote:
[snip an awesome project]

> Automate it All > by Nirbheek Chauhan
It's "Automate it All"! =P The quotes are important. =) [snip other awesome projects] [snip some great advice]
> - Blogs: A lot of developers use blogs to communicate with the > community at large. We recommend you read posts on Planet Gentoo > ( and add the feed to your reader. We also highly > recommend that you get a blog for yourself (if you already don't have one), > and use it to write anything relevant to your project under a category such > as 'soc08' or 'gentoo'. We will be aggregating your blogs on our Planet for > the entire Gentoo community to read.
Besides planet gentoo, there's also -- the official GSoC planet :)
> > Code Management > - Gentoo uses a mix of CVS, SVN and Git internally. We recommend you > use an external code hosting service to help manage your code. Some of the > popular ones are:, > (CVS/SVN) and (Git).
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. So to make things easier for the students, mentors, and those who are interested in the code, Redmine has been setup at (hosting courtesy bonsakitten) for Gentoo SoC project management. Redmine was chosen over Trac for the following reasons: 1. Hosting multiple projects is trivial with Redmine compared to Trac 2. Redmine is *simple*. 3. Redmine doesn't provide inbuilt source code management, and instead can "watch" any repository you want. This makes managing projects which already have an exisiting repostory (such as portage for the revdep-rebuild project) very easily 4. Redmine provides a wiki, a forum, a bug tracker, release cycle, calendar for planning, fancy charts for stats, and will provide a mailing list in a future release. Redmine can manage bzr, svn, cvs, git, darcs, and mercurial repositories bzr, svn, and git repository management will be provided on the same server for projects that need it.
> One of the > explicit aims of the Community Bonding period is to get you upto speed with > the version control system you will be working with. Please contact your > mentor for help *before* signing up with a particular service. In some > cases, you may be expected to work on an existing repository - again - > contact your mentor for specifics.
[snip more great advice]
> > Alec Warner: antarus@g.o > Grant Goodyear: g2boojum@g.o > Joshua Jackson: tsunam@g.o
What do the powers that be have to say about Can we have it as the official project management place for Gentoo SoC projects? :-) If so, Anant might want to add this to the GSoC section in this month's GMN ;-) -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan -- gentoo-soc@l.g.o mailing list