[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Google Summer of Code 2009

Krzysztof Skrzętnicki gtener at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 07:12:04 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:36, Malcolm Wallace
<Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * A GUI interface to Darcs
>> (http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/17);
> I wonder whether darcs ought to apply to be a GSoC mentoring
> organisation in its own right this year?  It would be good to attempt to
> get a couple of dedicated slots for darcs only (in addition to any that
> haskell.org may get).
>> * Optimization of containers
>> (http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1549). Would
>> benefit every Haskell user very quickly.
> This was Jamie Brandon's GSoC project last year, and although that is
> not yet in wide use, I suspect there is very little extra effort needed
> to get it out there into the average Haskell user's hands.
>> * XMonad compositing support
>> (http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1548).
> Maybe XMonad should also think about whether to apply to GSoC in their
> own right as a mentoring org?  As a project, it seems to have a lot of
> life independent of the Haskell community.

By the way: I think it may be worthwile to contact Google to point out
the recent growth of Haskell community. I don't know on what basis
they assign the slots, but it may be beneficial to do so.

All best

Christopher Skrzętnicki

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