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From "Tiago R. Espinha (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5091) Derby Test and Fix 2011 GSoC Project
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:18:05 GMT

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Tiago R. Espinha commented on DERBY-5091:
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@ Houx,

This issue is still work in progress. I plan on aggregating here a mix of some test conversions
and open bugs in JIRA. At this point, I'm considering including some (or eventually all) our
SQL store tests (java/testing/org/apache/derbyTesting/functionTests/tests/store/*.sql) but
this is something I'm still thinking about. Ideally, the GSoC student would do a nice mix
of not only test conversions (that, in my experience, get boring after a while) but also bug
fixes which tend to be more exciting as they add actual tangible value to Derby.

@ David and Houx,

In the meanwhile, while GSoC hasn't officially started and to demonstrate that you really
have everything up and running, it'd be a really good step to pickup an issue on JIRA marked
as "Newcomer" and get grinding on it. Those issues David suggested are both for Newcomers
so maybe that's a good starting point.

Keep in mind that the competition this year seems to be tough (many candidates and apparently
only me as a mentor), so it's really important to get cracking on it even before GSoC starts;
obviously, if I have to pick from two students where one of them has everything set up and
has already demonstrated that he/she can do test conversions, and the other hasn't really
done anything so far, then my choice will be pretty simple to make.

It's also important to get in touch with the community by subscribing and participating (even
if with questions) in our mailing lists and eventually in our IRC channel as well; I find
that the IRC bit makes for better communication between mentors and mentees. I usually idle
around #derby at irc.freenode.net as do several other contributors and students.

So, for now, I would say pick up something for newcomers and try to fix it. And please, if
you get stuck or if you need some pointers, feel free to ask on our mailing list.

> Derby Test and Fix 2011 GSoC Project
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5091
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5091
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Tiago R. Espinha
>            Assignee: Tiago R. Espinha
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: gsoc2011
>
> This is the JIRA issue where I will be aggregating issues that might be interesting for
a student to address in a "test-and-fix project" under my mentoring during a Google Summer
of Code project, for this year's edition.
> Ideally, I would like to have a closed set of issues that are to be addressed by a single
student during the whole program before the program itself starts. If you have comments or
suggestions, please feel free to comment on this issue.
> Obviously, in open-source we cannot stop people from working on whichever issues they
feel like. I would actually be quite happy if there were students starting work on some of
these issues even before the program starts. That will certainly weigh in when the time to
make a decision comes.

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