[darcs-users] Haskell] Google Summer of Code 2009

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 19:48:40 UTC 2009


On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:29 AM, Petr Rockai <me at mornfall.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
>> It's time for us to be thinking up projects for the Google Summer of
>> Code.  Ideas?
> I wouldn't be generally opposed to participating as a student, although I'm not
> sure if anyone would be willing to mentor me. You might have rough idea what I
> can bring to the table already... The natural idea for a project would be
> medium-scale darcs optimisation (in the non-patch code). You can check the last
> hashed-storage mail for where I can reasonably offer substantial speedups for
> darcs. I can throw in the file cache for a good measure, unless some existing
> implementation floats around and gets integrated.
>
> Most other possibilities are way less tangible and prospective. I would stick
> with the above project, there will be enough work getting this done, especially
> covering all the bases with automated testing and probably improving the
> automated benchmarking tools as well to stay on track.
>
> Opinions?
>
> Yours,
>   Petr.

Another good possibility is a GUI for darcs; see
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/17

I've suggested that this could build on TortoiseDarcs.

-- 
gwern


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