[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Google Summer of Code 2009
dons at galois.com
Thu Feb 12 10:48:34 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.
In the past it has been based on scale of mentors, proposals and
students. If we're under-allocated, that can sometimes be addressed, however.
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