eligibility of packaging work proposals?

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eligibility of packaging work proposals? Lucas 3/11/13 12:12 PM
Hi,

In the Debian project, we are wondering if a proposal mainly focused on packaging would be eligible.
Such an hypothetical proposal could look like:
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Migrate all Ruby packages to Ruby 2.0
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The goal of this proposal is to achieve the migration of Ruby packages to the latest version of the Ruby interpreter, Ruby 2.0.
The student will:
- determine a migration plan together with the members of the Ruby team
- adapt the packaging tools of the Ruby team to support Ruby 2.0
- modify the 262 packages maintained by the Ruby team so that they support Ruby 2.0.
  It might be necessary to modify the Ruby code itself in case of incompatibilities, in collaboration
  with the upstream projects. Some tools might be developed to partially automate the process.
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We saw that documentation work was excluded, but packaging work, even if it's not pure programming, is clearly deeply technical work.
Of course, we would make sure that proposals aim at achieving a clearly defined and measurable objective, similar to the above example.

Thanks,

Lucas
Re: eligibility of packaging work proposals? carols 3/11/13 12:13 PM
Hi there, 


Firstly, we don't know if Debian is participating in this year's program. I'd recommend you wait until we've announced accepted orgs for these sorts of questions. Secondly, if you have questions like this once we've accepted organizations, I'd recommend you reach out directly to the org to discuss your project idea.

Cheers,
Carol 
Re: eligibility of packaging work proposals? Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso 3/11/13 1:23 PM
On 11 March 2013 15:13, Carol Smith <car...@google.com> wrote:
> Firstly, we don't know if Debian is participating in this year's program.
> I'd recommend you wait until we've announced accepted orgs for these sorts
> of questions. Secondly, if you have questions like this once we've accepted
> organizations, I'd recommend you reach out directly to the org to discuss
> your project idea.

Lucas should have written from his @debian.org email. He's asking from
the point of view of a maintainer/org-admin, not a student.

- Jordi G. H.
Re: eligibility of packaging work proposals? carols 3/11/13 1:25 PM
Hi there, 


Lucas and I resolved in IRC.

Cheers,
Carol