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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Feb 12 10:34:56 EST 2009

> 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.

I agree: the big projects can stand on their own.

-- Don

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