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Re: [Bug-wget] [GSoC Proposal] Python3-based FTP Server for Test Suit an

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [GSoC Proposal] Python3-based FTP Server for Test Suit and Test Suit Refactoring
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:03:44 +0100

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Darshit Shah <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:53 AM, 陈子杭 (Zihang Chen) <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I just uploaded my proposal for GSoC 2014 on melange. Looking forward to
>> your feedback :)
> You should preferably mark it public, and give a link here, so that
> everyone, even
> those not registered on melange can read and review your proposal.
> ================ Proposal Review ===============================
> Your summary seems fine. You could expand on the deliverables a little more.
> What is suggest is you separate the deliverables from the plan and technical
> details. What will you deliver? That is what should come there, not *how*.
> You can/should explain the how as a subsection under your plan. Also,
> what library do you intend to use? And how?
> In the summary and plan you state you wish to refactor the current code. But
> you provide no idea at all about what is wrong and how you plan to fix it.
> I found your timeline lacking in a few aspects:
> 1. The final selections are announced on 21st April. Your timeline
> starts on 19th
> May.
> 2. What do you plan on doing between now and 21st April?
> 3. The community bonding period is an important part of the program.
> It is completely
> missing in your proposal.
> 4. You are already working on, and have almost completed the
> refactoring patchset. I
> don't see why you'd need 2 weeks to refactor it more. If you have any
> further plans
> about changes, you should state them in the proposal.
> 5. I don't see the point of spending one week of coding time in making a 
> design
> document. This is should be ready before coding begins.
> 6. I'm glad you're upfront about your exams midway through the program. We can
> work around it without any hiccups.
> Speaking through experience, I'm not so sure if having a part-time internship
> simultaneously along with GSoC is a good idea. It usually takes a lot more
> time than you expect right now. And neither will your internship be
> any easier on
> you. In the end, you will either forego one for the other, or end up sick.
> Also, in my opinion your timeline needs some more thought and work. And, 
> again,
> from experience, make it fine grained. Think more about each step and
> you'll find
> you've missed something, or the times just don't add up correctly.
> Usually, slots of 2 weeks are preferred. That also matches the timeline you
> suggest for discussing things over with your mentor.
> As suggested in the FAQ, you should really keep the time between suggested
> down and firm pencils down to clean up your code and wrap things up. You
> *will* need, and I repeat, you *will* need the whole week to wrap up
> and get your
> code ready for merging.

Also, please edit your title to reflect which project you're applying
for, i.e. Wget
in the beginning. GNU has lots of projects and it should be easy to spot which
ones are for Wget.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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