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Subject: Re: [boost] [SoC] Summer of Code Project Ideas
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-09 09:51:30

Andrew Sutton wrote:
>> Within Boost.Geometry, we have discussed participation in the GSoC a
>> bit. However, we've decided to not to propose or mentor any projects
>> due to amount of work we need to get done ASAP to include the library in
>> one of the upcoming Boost releases.
>> I have mentored one GSoC project myself (though, not for Boost)
>> and I would not be able to commit to mentoring while working on the
>> library preparation at the same time.
>> However, I personally thing, that if someone else would be interested in
>> mentoring a student working on some project for Boost.Geometry, that
>> would be great.
> That's too bad. I was actually thinking that this library is ideal for SoC
> projects. A good student might be able to work on extensions to your
> library that don't affect primary submission, but can be integrated after
> eventual acceptance.
> I'm not sure that anybody else would be a better mentor. It's your library,
> so you have have all the knowledge and expertise :)
>>> == Infrastructure Projects==
> What could that be?
>> Compilation farm? Developing regression resting?
>> May be something like integrating Boost regression tests
>> with existing systems like Buildbot, Hudson, etc.
>> This could increase potential of attaching new test environments.
> Vladimir Prus has some suggestions on the Boost wiki (

Now that you mention it, reimplementing test results reporting would be an
excellent project.

- Volodya

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