Hi - Just wanted to announce to the community that we are lucky to have three talented students working on Google's Summer of Code projects directly related to ZooKeeper.
Andrei Savu will be working with Patrick Hunt on a Web-based Administrative Interface, extending and improving Patrick's Django-based front end. Abmar Barros will be working with Flavio Junqueira on improving ZooKeeper's failure detector module - making the code cleaner and easier to try out new implementations, as well as implementing a few failure detection algorithms himself! Finally, Sergey Doroshenko will be working with me on a Read-Only Mode for ZooKeeper, which will help bolster ZK's availability in certain circumstances when a network partition is detected, as well as potentially optimising the read-path. (The full list of 450 GSoC students is here: http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/program/list_projects/google/gsoc2010) Congratulations to all three - we look forward to seeing what you produce over the summer. Thanks to everyone who applied, suggested projects and offered to mentor students; this program will have a big effect on ZooKeeper's visibility and community, as well as hopefully producing some great code! cheers, Henry -- Henry Robinson Software Engineer Cloudera 415-994-6679