Google Summer of Code

Peter Arrenbrecht peter.arrenbrecht at
Thu Mar 6 16:13:26 CST 2008

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:35:39PM +0000, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
>  > So, is there any interest in Mercurial applying as a mentoring
>  > organization for GSoC 2008? Specifically, are there any project
>  > ideas students could work on, people who are willing to mentor them
>  > (I wouldn't mind doing so, if crew thinks I'm up for it)? Students
>  > who'd like to work on Mercurial? Would be nice to gain some active
>  > developers and have people work on the code a bit.
>  >
>  > I'd also be up for managing the administrative crap if no one wants the job.
>  We keep missing the deadline, when is it?
>  Here are some ideas off the top of my head:
>  - make mq/transplant/import more clever about transplanting patches
>   (3-way merge)
>  - make parent-delta in revlog work with bounded I/O
>  - make renames and copies lighter-weight
>  - implement partial pull

That would make me oh so happy! (Don't know what the I/O thingy is
about, though.) Especially if by partial pull we get not only narrowed
pull (not all files) but also shallow pull (not all history).


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