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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc15] Attn: We need 2015 mentors and project ideas for Boost!
From: Benedek Thaler (thalerbenedek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-13 03:51:21

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 11:19 PM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>

> I think the quality of your GSoC last year qualifies you as competent
> in C++, so you don't need to take any programming competency test
> this year to be preferentially ranked. I think Vicente would concur
> with me that you're considerably above the average GSoC candidate in
> programming ability.

It's very kind of you.

> All you need is a mentor. Or, if you feel like mentoring another
> student in Pipeline this summer ...?

I'd rather like to participate as a student, it's my last chance.

> I would though Benedek try to be flexible about your choice of
> project if you want to be sure to get a mentor (Vicente is already
> very overloaded every year). For example, a very attractive
> intermediate GSoC might be working on Boost.Fiber, specifically I am
> thinking some form of awareness of i/o in Fiber maybe. And Fiber
> ought to be up for its second review shortly, after which it enters
> Boost. From my short review of Fiber this week, it has very
> considerably improved over the review last year.

Actually, since Pipeline would be a fiber user, it's a great idea.
Inter-thread fiber migration is something a good scheduler would need.
Probably we can came up with something with Oliver when the time comes.


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