[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [libvirt] Google Summer of Code 2013 ideas wiki open

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM, Daniel P. Berrange
<berrange redhat com> wrote:

> Enthusiasm of the students to learn libvirt isn't the only consideration.
> The project mentors have to put non-trivial effort into GSoC and want to
> have some level of confidence that the project will result in a positive
> outcome for both the student & the project.

Sure, i think so.
> I think a project looking at adding 'rename' API support for all objects
> in libvirt has a high liklihood of success, since it is a clearly defined
> problem with easily measurable success criteria and a fairly unambiguous
> design to follow that will not require much debate.
> A project looking at "capabilities" has a much lower liklihood of success
> because it very focused on architectural design. Getting such design right
> requires significant knowledge of libvirt, and will require significant
> debate & discussion by many parties on the list. Design discussions of this
> kind pay no attention to any external deadlines, that programs like GSoC
> have. I'm not saying a student couldn't write something, but I'm not
> confident that the result would be something we'd be prepared to merge,
> and by that benchmark could be considered a failure.

Yup, i think so too.
> I think GSoC projects should focus on something where the design is clearly
> defined upfront, and the task is mostly about learning the libvirt codebase
> & getting a thorough implementation done.

Maybe it should be like this. Renaming jobs may be more comfortable for GSOC.
Thanks for your comments.

Harry Wei

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]