[Mailman-Developers] GSoC 2014 : Proposal for the Mailman CLI project
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Apr 22 17:31:25 CEST 2014
Just to follow up quickly (I've got problems I need to deal with
elsewhere over the next couple days).
Abhilash Raj writes:
Hey, thanks for jumping in, maxking!
> Hi Rajeev,
> Congratulations! We look forward to a great summer with you.
>> I would like to thank the Mailman community and mentors for
>> their extensive > support during my application process,
You're very welcome.
>> Also I have a few questions as part of the community bonding
>> 1.Is the project to be developed as an independent project or as a
>> part/branch of the Mailman Core repository
> That is supposed to be an implementation detail of your
> proposal. What do you think would be the best?
I agree with Abhilash. You make a proposal, we'll criticize it
(contructively; "criticism" is not necessarily negative, just as with
literary critics we may give a positive review -- you should know when
you're doing things right).
>> 2.If it is an Independent project, Is it OK to use the >
>> git+gitorious/savannah or should I stick to bzr+launchpad? I have
>> used git extensively,naturally more comfortable with git.
>> However, I can pick up bzr if necessary.
> Even if it is an independent project we strongly encourage you to
> use bzr, as integration and code review might become a problem in
> later stages of your project( I am speaking from personal
> experience). Learning bzr and launchpad is not at all difficult if
> you know git.
The CLI won't be *that* independent. It really needs to be on
Note: It may be possible to use git-bzr to fetch and push from
>> 3.Is it necessary for me to hangout in the IRC?If yes, when?
> It is not *necessary* for you to hangout on IRC. You just need to
> keep your mentors updated about what are you doing all the time. If
> you prefer email, I don't think that would be a problem. Your only
> responsibility is to deliver the project you proposed on time.
It's generally a good idea to have interaction (brainstorming) when
working on design. I can generally be available on IRC from about
01:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC. As Abhilash knows :-) I can often be
convinced to stay around until about 17:00 UTC. yaseppochi @ freenode
>> 4.Can I start coding right away?
> You can, but first be sure you know what you want to code. Your
> proposal does have a detailed description on working of the tool,
> however there is little mention about the details of implementation
> and design. It would be best if you first consult with your mentors
> and decide on something so that you don't waste time writing code
> that is not needed.
Read Fred Brooks' /The Mythical Man-Month/, especially the essay
"Build One to Throw Away". Then think about whether you really
believe him. :-)
Regards and looking forward to working with you!
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