DeveloperWiki:Google Summer of Code

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The Arch Linux development team is considering to participate this year in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), here is a draft on what areas we are needing improvements.

The main idea here is to help the development of these tools, improving it, making patches and fixing bugs for now.

Project Ideas

Pacman-related Ideas

  • adding sync db write into libalpm, and use that to reimplement repo-add/repo-remove
  • --print-format should work for many, many more options
  • iterator interface for databases
  • getting pacman to compile in C++ and switching to some STL
  • parallel computations

Potential Mentors

  • AUR - Lukas
  • Archweb - Jelle
  • Pacman - Allan
  • arch-installer - Konstantin