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Git Community projects
This year Git was fortunate enough to receive funding for 6 students, and we are looking forward to the successful completion of the following interesting projects:
Student: Joshua Roys
Mentor: Sam Vilain
Josh and Sam will be working to implement native git object transport via a peer-to-peer system, potentially allowing popular projects such as the linux kernel to be available via more servers than just git.kernel.org.
Idea: GitTorrent at SoC2008Ideas
Homepage: RFC -- GitTorrent Protocol -- GTP/0.1
SoC page: GitTorrent
Google Code: GitTorrent - Peer-to-peer Protocol for Synchronizing of Git Repositories page at Google Code.
Student: Sverre Rabbelier
Mentor: David Symonds
Sverre and David are looking to mine the commit history of a project and identify "good" changes from "bad" changes. Such information may help maintainers to better judge the risk associated with new changes, and help new contributers to more quickly locate individuals who are experienced in a particular section of code (e.g. automatically identify module maintainers).
Idea: SoC RFC git statistics - information about commits thread on git mailing list
Homepage: Sverre Rabbelier GSoC2008 page (PDFs)
SoC page: git statistics
See also: RFC Use cases for 'git statistics' thread on git mailing list.
Status: [ANNOUNCE] GitStats development finished (WRT GSoC). As a separate tool it is not expected to be merged in.
Student: Lea Wiemann
Mentor: John 'warthog' Hawley
Lea and John will be working to port the caching gitweb fork that runs on kernel.org back into the main tree, as well as implementing even more improved caching for really large sites like kernel.org, repo.or.cz, or anyone else using gitweb for a large number of repositories and users.
Status: Done, second round of review: Re: [PATCH 0/3] Git::Repo API and gitweb caching. (Unfortunately sending it as huge, large change patches doesn't help reviewability.)
Eclipse plugin push support
Student: Marek Zawirski
Mentor: Shawn O. Pearce
Marek and Shawn will be working to implement pack generation in jgit, allowing the 100% native Java implementation of Git to create pack files locally, as well as upload pack files to a remote repository over the native Git transport. Marek is also looking forward to improving some of the user interface aspects of the Eclipse Git team provider plugin.
Idea: Git Eclipse Plugin at SoC2008Ideas
SoC page: Push operation implementation and GUI improvements for egit Eclipse plugin
Status: Merged in
Student: Miklos Vajna
Mentor: Johannes Schindelin
Miklos ported the git-merge shell script to C, permitting it to make use of builtin functions like merge base computation, and making the program overall more portable to non-POSIX systems. Porting some of the popular merge strategies (e.g. git-merge-ours) will be the work of the second half of the GSoC project, as Miklos was too fast with the principal goal.
Status: Merged in
Student: Stephan Beyer
Mentor: Christian Couder, Daniel Barkalow
Stephan, Christian and Daniel will be working to port the current "git rebase --interactive" to C, as well as create a general "commit sequencer" that can be used as the backing implementation for "git-am", all three forms of "git-rebase", and possibly implement an "interactive rebase GUI" within git-gui and/or gitk.
- Speed up git-svn fetch thread on git mailing list by Adam Roben, about git-cat-file sequencer.
- [[RFC git-sequencer.txt]] post on git mailing list by Stephan Beyer.
Git plugin for Anjuta IDE
Support for Git projects in Anjuta IDE
SoC page: Git Version Control Plugin for the Anjuta IDE
Idea: Anjuta GIT plugin at live.gnome.org wiki
Organization: GNOME (organization SoC info)
Student: James R. Liggett
Mentor: Naba Kumar
Gitweb: http://repo.or.cz/w/anjuta-git-plugin.git (probably)
KDevelop DVCS support
The purpose of project is to supply KDevelop with generic DVCS support, implement UI support for VCSs and test its functionality on the example of Git.
SoC page: KDevelop DVCS(VCS) support
Organization: KDE (organization SoC info)
Student: Evgeniy Ivanov
Mentor: Oleksandr Dymo
See also: Eric Sink's Source Control HOWTO: Chapter 9: Source Control Integration with IDEs (about advantages and disadvantages of SCM <-> IDE integration; bit outdated wrt. SCMs side).
There are two projects dealing with fully managed Git implementation (rewrite in C# / Git applications in .NET), both from Mono project.
SoC page: Git# Full Managed Git Implementation
Student: Hector Enrique Gomez Morales
Mentor: Massimiliano Mantione
SoC page: Git# implementation
Student: Igor Guerrero Fonseca
Mentor: Massimiliano Mantione
Repository: http://code.google.com/p/mono-soc-2008/source/browse/ git-sharp project.
Status: Nothing came out of it. One student was going to focus on the front-end, the other on the back-end.
DocBox sits on top of RDoc, uses wiki-like interface, and makes use of either Git or SVN version control systems.
SoC page: DocBox: A Wiki frontend to Documentation
Idea: See "RDoc wiki" in Ruby Central Project Ideas for GSoC 2008
Organization: Ruby Central (organization SoC info)
Student: Ian Ownbey
Mentor: Jeremy McAnally
- Welcome to Git's GSoC 2008! post by Shawn O. Pearce (administrator for GSoC 2008 for git) on git mailing list
- Git Development Community GSoC 2008 page
- Git mailing list:
- Open Source at Google blog: posts labelled git