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



On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Osier Yang <jyang redhat com> wrote:
> On 15/04/13 23:10, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Osier Yang <jyang redhat com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 15/04/13 22:41, harryxiyou wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM, harryxiyou <harryxiyou gmail com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Daniel P. Berrange
>>>>> <berrange redhat com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> [...]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm not hugely comfortable with the idea of "capability support" being
>>>>>> done by a student. IMHO to do a good job on that design-wise requires
>>>>>> someone with a very good understanding of libvirt architecture &
>>>>>> application
>>>>>> needs.
>>>>>>
>>>>> I understand. However, i think our Libvirt is developing so we should
>>>>> give more
>>>>> choices to learners who are very interested in some field of
>>>>> Libvirt.(Like me, i
>>>>> love the storage system of Libvirt very much). Maybe this is the
>>>>> essence
>>>>> of
>>>>> GSOC, isn't it? Actually, some student is not only interested in
>>>>> Libvirt but also
>>>>>    wanna to join this community and contribute to this community
>>>>> forever.
>>>>> (Like
>>>>> me, i love the community because i can learn more knowledge from it.)
>>>>> I believe that interest is the best teacher. No matter how the problem
>>>>> is
>>>>> difficulty i will try my best to achieve it if  i am very interested
>>>>> in it. Another
>>>>> key point is that GSOC just let students join the community and finish
>>>>> easy
>>>>> jobs firstly. GSOC wanna train more core developers for our community.
>>>>> If
>>>>> i
>>>>> can finish a job a bit difficulty, i can also accomplish it after GSOC
>>>>> continuously.
>>>>> All in all, i think you should not worry about this matter ;-).
>>>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> After i read all comments from Danpb, Mprivozn, Osier, i find i should
>>>> rephrase my project idea for Libvirt storage during GSOC 2013(Thanks
>>>> for Stefan Hajnoczi. He let me know this key point). I find Osier and
>>>> Mprivozn agree with the project named 'The capability support for
>>>> storage' and Danpb just feel it is a bit difficulty for students to do,
>>>> which
>>>> i have given my feedback to explain. So i rephrase my project idea for
>>>> Libvirt storage during GSOC 2013 like following.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Project name: The capability support for storage driver.
>>>>
>>>> Summary: The capability support for storage driver (like virsh
>>>> capabilities for the hypervisor drivers, e.g. what pool types it
>>>> supports, what volume types each pool type supports, even
>>>> may what operations/APIs the pool type support, ...etc).
>>>>
>>>> Sill level: Advanced.
>>>>
>>>> Osier said to me this is a deserved bug to fix so i think he
>>>> may wanna be the mentor for this one, right?
>>>
>>>
>>> I could be if you want, but the question is which project you are
>>> focusing
>>> on? This one or the renaming APIs? And as far as I got from the wiki
>>> page,
>>> we generally don't want the student fails, and the renaming APIs work is
>>> much simpler than this one, and thus more possible to succeed in 12
>>> weeks.
>>>
>>> So Personally I'd suggest adding the renaming APIs as a project into the
>>> wiki
>>> instead.
>>
>> Is that task reasonable for 12 weeks of full-time work?
>>
> Yes, It couldn't mean more than 3 months...

I asked because it seems like a very mechanical and relatively short
thing to work on.

If you still think the scope is good, then please add the project idea
to the GSoC wiki using this template:
http://qemu-project.org/Google_Summer_of_Code_2013#Project_idea_template

Stefan


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