Google Summer of Code

Enrico Zini enrico at
Sat May 27 11:09:21 UTC 2006

On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 03:55:04PM +0200, Alex de Landgraaf wrote:

[Note for Alex: this mail that arrived to the list was bounced by me.
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 Cc-ing me until they are solved]

> I'm happy to announce that my proposal was accepted, so I've got a whole
> summer of hacking the Debtags AI classifier ahead of me, thanks to Google :)

Congratulations again!

> Enrico: if you have any boring tasks you don't want to do, you can now
> try to get me to do them instead as you can always claim I'm a (paid)
> full-time Debtags developer and don't have a choice anymore.

[copying here the reply I had sent on a private reply: I'd like to have
 this discussion happen in the list]

Yumm... a paid full-time debtags developer... yumm... let me think...
there would be one boring task... it might even make sense...
This is the thing: the most boring task so far is manually approving tag
submissions.  It's unbelievably long and boring, and I've given up doing
it myself.  As a consequence, the tags in the packages file are not
updated anymore.

I don't intend to ask you to do a full review of the thousands unchecked
submissions that we have.  However, it could make sense for me to show
you the various ways I came up for doing it, and maybe you can try some
of them to get the feeling of what the task is like, and what a possible
task should be for the classifier.

We can meet on IRC and organise this.  The problem is when: my
girlfriend is here and I won't be much at the computer.  Maybe tonight,
or monday.  You can join #ekhis on freenode, which is where me and
mornfall hang around, and which has become a sort of debtags development

In the meantime you can check out
svn+ssh:// and have a look at the
"process" script: that's where I tried to automate most of the things.
Ask me any questions about it on IRC or on the list, and I'll answer as
soon as I'm at the computer.



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