Google Summer of Code

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

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

Arch Linux has its own projects; please read the entire article before thinking that we are just asking for packagers.

Project Ideas

  • AIF (Arch Linux Installation Framework)
    • grub2 option?
    • gdisk for sdds?
    • (systemd option ?)
    • complete rewrite (in python)?
      • +1 for python, but the python package is ~80MB and current netinstall iso is ~200MB -> too fat?
  • Netcfg
  • Automatic package buildfarm
  • single authentication database and managing our packaging ssh accounts from archweb
  • Implement pkgstats submission and graph/stats creation in archweb

Pacman-related Ideas

Potential Mentors

  • Pacman mentor (Dan?)
  • AIF mentor (Dieter?)
  • pkgstats (Pierre; no idea about django though)
  • Netcfg (?)