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ChiliProject in Google Summer of Code

Added by Andrzej W-P at 2011-03-01 08:07 pm

Hi there,

I've been using Redmine for some time now and recently contacted Eric Davis
(after trying to reach Jean-Philippe) about my idea that Redmine could participate
in the Google Summer of Code - that's when I learned about ChiliProject :-)
In case you haven't heard about GSoC - it's a stipend-like program, ran by Google,
that promotes open source work done by students.
More info - in the FAQ link below.

I would, obviously, be interested in participating in GSoC and working with you
to bring some interesting features to the users, but for now I think it's important
that you decide if you wanna do it and apply - the mentoring organization period
has already opened and ends on March 11th (23:00 UTC).

General program FAQ is available here:

and here's the timeline of the program :

Replies (4)

RE: ChiliProject in Google Summer of Code - Added by Eric Davis at 2011-03-02 12:36 am

Anyone interested in mentoring? I think it would be a great opportunity but I don't know if I have the free time to commit to mentoring. I'd be happy to help out here and there as time permits.

Eric Davis

RE: ChiliProject in Google Summer of Code - Added by Felix Schäfer at 2011-03-02 08:31 am

Eric Davis wrote:

Anyone interested in mentoring?

Mmh, I'm not finished with university yet (far from it…), and Holger will be in the last paces of his master thesis around summer, so I'm not sure we would be best suited either :-) I think it widely depends on what Andrzej wants to do.

Andrzej, do you already have some part you would like to work on?

RE: ChiliProject in Google Summer of Code - Added by Andrzej W-P at 2011-03-02 09:00 am

My original idea, when thinking about working with redmine, was to
work on the business-oriented plugins - invoicing & stuff. I'm not yet
sure how those fit with Chili, but I imagine they would be useful too.

AFAIK mentoring isn't that time consuming, and there are additional
benefits both for mentors And the mentoring organization :)

RE: ChiliProject in Google Summer of Code - Added by Andy Bolstridge at 2011-04-11 03:40 pm

business-oriented plugins would be great, but if you're going to be part of the GSoC, it'd probably be better to work on core Chili code.

Maybe pick up a few of the most desired (and/or oldest) bugs in the issue list - not forgetting to draw inspiration from the 'must-have' issues that are 3+ years old in RedMine's issue tracker, stuff like multiple repository support, Private Issues, export to PDF/Word, assign issues to groups, and similar.

Personally, I think adding better reporting options to the trackers would be a 'sales' benefit to Chili as that's what my managers always talk about when discussing bug trackers (as if that's the only important thing, sigh)

There are already invoicing and time-tracking plugins available, so re-inventing these might not be worth the effort, not when you could be a hero by implementing multiple repositories, automatic ticket duplication for all open versions, and tracker report and graphing :)