Google Sommer of Code 2008

Matthias Schmidt matthias at
Tue Mar 4 02:30:52 PST 2008


Google just announced its Summer of Code for 2008:

I think this would be a great opportunity for DragonFly to participate
as a mentoring organisation.  We could attract new developers and could
get code/work done.  Looking at the SoC results of the other BSDs most
of their projects were a success.  Of course, not all, but a reasonable
percentage.  See [1] and [2].

It is some extra work for us, but IMO the benefits outweigh the extra
work.  And yes, I would volunteer as a mentor.  What do others
(developers) think?  Any more volunteers? :)

Some project ideas that come into my mind.  More ideas are listed in the

 * Fix all remaining bugs in dma(8) and implement all missing features
 * Add a driver for newer Intel Wireless cards (I think sephe@ would
   love that :)
 * Bring our ACPI stuff in shape.  Maybe suspend2disk ...

 * [Add your own thoughts here]



PS: I don't want to create a bikeshed here whether you like the SoC or
not :)


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