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From Kiran Sarvam <kiran.sar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Interested in GSOC
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:19:11 GMT

Thanks for the reply.

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net
> wrote:

> Kiran Sarvam wrote:
>> Hi  there,
>> I'm Kiran Sarvabhotla , an MS student from International Institute of
>> Information Technology Hyderabad, India.
>> I'm glad to hear that Apache Derby has been accepted as a mentor
>> organization for this year's GSOC.
>> Kathey Marsden:
>> I heard about Gsoc from one of my old batch-mates ( Mr Ravinder Reddy
>> ,participated in Gsoc-07)  whose project  titled as "Implementing
>> Speculative locking protocol for Apache derby" I am going to continue this
>> year.
>> He advised me to take part in Gsoc as it will give me a great opportunity
>> to work with a large fraction of the derby code and interact with large
>> community.
>>  The speculative locking protocol issue is filed as:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3011
> I don't see any code  or specifications submitted for it yet, so I guess
> you'd be starting from scratch which is not such a bad thing.    The most
> important thing to do before you get started is that if you are building on
> any work done by Ravinder or others,  including specifications, code, etc,
>  and you plan to contribute that work to Derby, the originators of that work
> (not you) need to attach that work to the issue and grant license to Apache
> and perhaps sign an ICLA, depending on the scope of the work, in order for
> you to pick up where they left off.
> This project is not currently listed on the GSoC page ,
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2009#derby-project
> so a mentor would need to step forward to mentor the project. I don't
> really know this area well enough to mentor and am already committed to
> testandfix.
> Regardless of whether this becomes a GSoC project, I am sure you will find
> the community to be supportive and will answer your questions as you proceed
> with your project.

>From what I understand the specification of the project , we have to replace
the lock manager
(as lock compatibility changes) and modify Transaction Manager code ,  Query
 plan apart from others.  Definitely I will come back to community for more
specific questions as I proceed down the line. For taking up as a  GSOC
project I can work on derbytest.

>  I have a decent amount of experience working with databases and  testing
>> with junit.
>> any advice before I jump on to the task.?
>>  The first thing to do is to get your build and test environment set up
> and maybe pick up one of the newcomer issues in Jira, just to gain an
> understanding of the process.
> See:
> http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_comm.html
> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyDev

Thanks for info. Will surely do that.

> Welcome!
> Kathey

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