Annotation of wikisrc/projects/code-in.mdwn, revision 1.6

1.1       asau        1: # Google Code-In (GCI) project ideas
                      2: 
                      3: <http://code.google.com/opensource/gci/2010-11/index.html>
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                      5: ## Goals as stated by Google
                      6: 1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
                      7: 1. Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
                      8: 1. Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
                      9: 1. Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
                     10: 1. Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
                     11: 1. Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
                     12: 1. Translation: Tasks related to localization
                     13: 1. User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction
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                     15: ## Proposed areas
                     16: ### Desktop project (QA, UI, Doc)
                     17: 
                     18: Try out various desktop scenarios: KDE, GNOME, XFCE.
1.2       asau       19: 
1.1       asau       20: Install software, configure, document, tune.
1.2       asau       21: 
1.1       asau       22: Make it good-looking, I mean _really_ good-looking.
1.2       asau       23: 
1.1       asau       24: Describe problems you meet, sort them out (file problem reports as necessary).
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                     26: ### Document time and calendar formats and functions and their relations (Doc, QA)
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                     28: We have "time_t", "struct timespec", "struct timeval", "struct tm", and so on.
1.5       asau       29: 
1.1       asau       30: Document all of them as time(5) so that one could have overview of those.
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1.5       asau       32: We have time zone sensitive and time zone independent representations too,
                     33: figuring out conversions between local time and UTC from manual pages is hard.
                     34: This is to be addressed too.
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1.1       asau       36: This requires some programming skills, some knowledge of C in particular.
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                     38: ### Embedded project (Doc, Research)
                     39: 
                     40: Describe and document some embedded usage,
                     41: e.g. making NetBSD run on machine without:
1.2       asau       42: 
1.1       asau       43: * keyboard and video ports
                     44: * above and serial port
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1.4       asau       46: #### Possible embedded usage
1.1       asau       47: 
1.4       asau       48: * Thin client: rdesktop or vnc to hardcoded server
                     49: * Home or SOHO router (wireless access point)
                     50: * Home or SOHO file storage
                     51: * Home or SOHO print server
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                     53: It is preferred if NetBSD installation uses the least possible resources.
                     54: (E.g. try making it boot over network, or consider that it is to be made so in future.)
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1.6     ! asau       56: #### More notes on embedded systems
        !            57: ##### File server
        !            58: It should present HTTP(S), FTP(S), and SMB access to data (must),
        !            59: consider other access methods (SFTP, NFS, AFS/CODA, AppleTalk).
        !            60: 
        !            61: It should implement web interface.
        !            62: 
        !            63: Bonus points if you make it work like Apple Time Capsule (already running NetBSD) or better,
        !            64: e.g. implement periodic file system snapshots, 
        !            65: 
        !            66: ##### Router
        !            67: 
        !            68: Take any SOHO router as example.
        !            69: 
        !            70: Adapt pfSense? Similar software?
        !            71: 
1.4       asau       72: ### Unattended installation (Research, Doc, Code)
                     73: 
                     74: Consider installation recovery scenario from bare system to configured server.
1.1       asau       75: 
                     76: ### Live USB Flash image (Doc, Outreach, Code)
                     77: 
                     78: Perform and document how one does it.
                     79: 
                     80: Script it if possible.
                     81: 
                     82: Script cross-buildin if possible.
                     83: 
                     84: Fix fdisk, installboot and other tools as needed (for hardcore hackers).
                     85: 
                     86: Consider thin client.

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