GSoC 2019 Update

Olly Betts olly at
Thu Apr 18 00:33:03 BST 2019

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 07:56:39AM +0100, Olly Betts wrote:
> One general note - like many orgs in GSoC, we do expect students to
> contribute a patch as part of their application.  This is very helpful
> as it shows us how you approach problems and what you're like to
> interact with, and also helps us to assess if your skill levels are
> appropriate for the scope of what you're proposing to do.
> A number of the proposals don't currently have a matching patch
> contribution, but it's not too late to work on one - the initial phase
> of proposal review is until April 22nd when we need to tell Google how
> many slots we'd like.  If you start now you should have time to
> implement a bug fix or small feature and then work through the patch
> submission process.

Just a reminder here as we still have only seen patches from a minority
of applicants, and there's not a lot of time left to work through the
patch review process before we have to finalise our slot request.

(The process is that we need to tell google how many slots we want by
this coming Monday.  We don't need to decide who to allocate those
slots to yet, but we don't want to request slots unless we're confident
we can use them - there's no reallocation of unused slots so we'd be
depriving another org of a slot if we ask for one and then don't use


More information about the Xapian-devel mailing list