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Re: Call for project proposals: Guix and Outreachy

From: Gábor Boskovits
Subject: Re: Call for project proposals: Guix and Outreachy
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:26:01 +0100

2018-02-08 17:23 GMT+01:00 Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden>:

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:
>> quite a list of interesting ideas!
>> On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 08:51:10AM +0100, Gábor Boskovits wrote:
>>> 10. provide user interface to our build farm where we could request building a
>>> specific package.
>> This is one specific feature, but could be framed into a more general
>> project of creating a web frontend to cuirass, with a number of subtasks
>> (one thing that we use a lot on hydra: with one click, restart the build
>> of all packages that failed previously).
>> As in Ricardo's suggestion, this would appeal to diverse competences,
>> in guile, _javascript_, databases and interface design. So I think something
>> interesting and useful would certainly come out of it.
> Agreed!  Actually one thing is adding more /api/* HTTP entry points.
> Another one is writing the Web frontend.  Each of these could be a
> project on its own, I think.
> Thoughts?
> Ricardo, should we draft something on this topic?

Our problem at this point is to recruit mentors.  Whoever submits the
project proposal on the Outreachy website[1] applies to become a mentor.
This is then either approved or declined by Ludovic or myself.

The project idea sounds good, but we really need a mentor who feels
responsible for this project and who will be able to guide an intern
throughout the application phase and the three-month internship between
from May to August.

I would be very happy if someone who is willing to oversee this project
would write a draft and submit it on the Outreachy website[1].

I volunteer to be a co-mentor for when the main mentor needs a free
weekend or something like that, but I can only assist, not lead the


If we could draft the specifics of this, what we expect as a outcome at least,
then I am willing to help in mentoring, if that suits you. I might drop some parts
of the draft if I don't feel comfortable with some parts of the draft proposed. However
I feel, that the expectations about this should be discussed publicly, to have a tool
that is really useful for the community, WDYT? 

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