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Re: GSoC ideas

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: GSoC ideas
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2016 12:16:37 +0200

On Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:54:34 -0800
Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> wrote:

> Maybe we should have a place to collect ideas?
> Anyway, here would be my top items for GSoC:
>  - An installer wizard (written in Guile of course!)
>  - g-expressions which generate packages of the Guix package manager for
>    .deb and .rpm based distros, and work to get those upstream in Debian
>    and Fedora
>  - Perhaps some kind of non-emacs, non-cli package (and system
>    management?) interface.  Maybe GTK based?

In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that in all likelyhood I
will still qualify as a student for this years GSoC.

The three ideas that I had so far that are floating around in a text file are:

- arm64 port -- This could probably be extended into getting a working system
  into place to have a u-boot -> grub loader, and/or using kexec to get a
  booted system to reboot into an arm libre-kernel. (for armv7 and arm64?)

- ncurses installer -- my idea was Debian's installer can be considered ugly,
  but it does have everything needed to install a system.

- GaPMaCt - Guix's amazing package manager and configure tool -- Same
  non-emacs package & system manager as above. Maybe a backend with a GTK or
  ncurses frontend.

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