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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-24 12:14:25

Esteve Fernandez wrote:
> Hi all, although I won't start coding until the community bonding
> period ends, I would like to begin to work (reading docs, get to know
> the process, etc.) So here are some questions:
> - is there a specific mailing list for boost-gsoc?

There will be soon when Jeff sets it up :-)

> - should I spam^Wask questions to Joel privately or is it better to
> send them to this list?

That depends: general Boost questions are best sent to the list, some design
questions might be better discussed on the list as well. Project specific
questions might be best handled by your mentor - but best to ask Joel about
that ;-)

> - I know you all are busy preparing BoostCon'08 (you don't know how
> much I would love to be there, maybe next year), so when is the best
> moment to start working?

Yesterday ? :->

Seriously, as soon as your University committments are out the way then feel
free to start. The official start date is 26th May, but for some students
that may be either too soon or too late depending on what course they're on,
so try and work out what's the most sensible schedule that doesn't upset
your coursework and any exams you may have. Maybe the most important thing
(strictly IMO of course) is to keep your mentor informed of when you're
going to be tied up with coursework/exams so we don't get frustrated trying
to contact you during that period :-)

HTH and have fun coding, John.

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