[corrected David Barr's address]
On Monday 18 February 2013 12:42:39 Jeff King wrote:
> And I do not want to blame the students here (some of whom are on the cc
> list ). They are certainly under no obligation to stick around after
> GSoC ends, and I know they have many demands on their time. But I am
> also thinking about what Git wants to get out of GSoC (and to my mind,
> the most important thing is contributors).
Just a little comment from another student:
Last year i worked on the 'remote helper for svn'. My official mentor was David
Barr, but I had most interaction with Jonathan Nieder.
>From my point of view I wouldn't say the project was a fail. It was harder
than I originally thought, yes. That happens.
But we have a remote helper in master now, although its far from complete and
it's development is quite stalled. (remote-testsvn)
About sticking around:
As you can see I read the list (I was not on CC), but not very regularly, I
admit. Anyways, I'd respond to mails in CC or on IRC.
During the summer I believe I learned git's development process quite well. I
rerolled my main patch series 8 times until 19th of September, which is well
beyond GSOC deadline. I tried to get it finished before concentrating on my
If I would now continue to contribute, it would be a completely new topic
(like branch mapping) and take a lot of time that I don't have during the
year, where I have to push my studies forward.
For a student one aspect of GSOC is also quite important: It is a cool and
demanding summer job during the holidays, but it has to ramp down when the new
Anyways I think GSOC is a great idea and I enjoyed contributing to git a lot,
would immediatly do it again. Keep it goin'!
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