[Openstack-devel] GSoC Debian OpenStack

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 18:24:44 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM, Loic Dachary <loic at enovance.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I propose to submit the following to recruit developers to help out:
> http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2012/Projects
> as instructed on
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2012/02/msg00007.html
> We're working on a hot topic, there is a good chance this will attract students.

+1 !
I'm all in !

What will be the student's goals ?

I feel the biggest pain in OpenStack currently is:
+documentation and QA (both official "openstack-manuals" and the
Debian HOW-TO, and the man pages)
(I fixed several bugs in Debian HOW-TO and sent 2 patches vs. official
"openstack-manuals", and opened 6 more bugs upstream, but there is
much more work to be done.)

If student gets his improved documentation by August/Sep 2012, it
means that Wheezy + Essex combo will be well documented, and well
tested. It will let Debian achieve really stable release.

Alternative wishes:
+develop cross-platform desktop GUI image uploader for glance/swift
(in python-pyside / Qt4), but this task is likely too big for most
students for 2 months time frame.

This feature, while a good long-term idea, does not bring immediate
benefits for the stability of OpenStack-Essex-for-Wheezy.

Any other realistic wishes, that an average student could achieve in 2 months ?
What do you think ?
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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