Subject: [boost] [GSoC] Getting started
From: Andrew Sutton (asutton.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 12:30:32
Hello GSoC students and mentors,
Students, if you haven't contacted your mentor, now would be the time
do so. Mentors, if you haven't heard from your students, you need to
try to get in touch with them. If anybody is having trouble getting a
hold of their student or mentor, please let me know.
During the "Getting to Know You Phase", you should be doing two things:
1. Defining goals and expectations for the summer and
2. Starting to get up to speed with Boost's development environment
Remember, that there is a midterm review. It is usually a good idea to
set concrete midterm goals in order to ensure that your project is
Also, the source code of your project MUST be available for review by
both your mentor and the community at large. Basically, this means you
need to have it publicly hosted. The obvious solution is to house the
project in the Boost Sandbox
(http://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/SOC/2011/). You will probably
need to request write access from the Boost owners
(boost-owner_at_[hidden]). Send them an email.
If your project is already hosted online (independently or as part of
another project), then we need to know where it is. Please send an
email to the list describing how we can check out the source code of
your work. I will add the addresses of these projects to the
Boost-GSoC wiki page so other interested parties can find them.
That's it for now. Good luck!
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