On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM, Thom Brown <t...@linux.com> wrote: > Who would be up for mentoring this year? And are there any project > ideas folk would like to suggest?
I mentored in the past and felt I didn't do a very good job because I didn't really understand the project the student was working on. There's precisely one project that I feel I would be competent to mentor at this point. Making hash indexes WAL recoverable. This is something that's easy to define the scope of and easy to determine if the student is on track and easy to measure when finished. It's something where as far as I can tell all the mentor work will be purely technical advice. Also it's something the project really really needs and is perfectly sized for a GSOC project IMHO. Also it's a great project for a student who might be interested in working on Postgres in the future since it requires learning all our idiosyncratic build and source conventions but doesn't require huge or controversial architectural changes. I fear a number of items in the Wiki seem unrealistically large projects for GSOC IMNSHO. -- greg -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers