GCI 2014 application entered
Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@...
2014-11-11 06:43:31 GMT
There was indeed substantial interest and sufficient mentors, so a GCI application was submitted. Thank
you for the overwhelming response! More details on mentoring later.
To set expectations, I will not be surprised if we don't get selected this year. It’s our turn for veteran
rotation, i.e., to not get selected because we’ve participated several years in a row (same goes for
GSoC). However, we have preparation work regardless. We need any and all hands urgently; time sensitive.
A few things to get in place before the end of November:
1) Convert main website to WordPress and new theme.
2) Review and apply/reject all pending patches.
3) Define more GCI tasks. More on this later.
Multiple people have been working the website from different angles. Jacob, can it be brought to
completion this month? Even minimal works for me. It’s more important that the new site display info
about BRL-CAD (main features and wiki data), not so much our existing News blog that hasn’t been updated
in a year. Hitesh, how’s your documentation module coming along? Who has the time and experience to see
this through within the next two weeks?
Reviewing patches is probably the most work but the most needed. Plus, ANYONE can help. Review any pending
patch (that you didn’t author and that doesn’t already have a reviewer’s comment) and see if it
works against trunk. Leave a comment/feedback if it works and has no issues. If it’s an old patch that
doesn’t apply, update it so it applies cleanly. If there is a blatant problem, leave feedback. Note that
you don’t need commit access to do any of this, but performing reviews can help you get commit access yourself.
I’d really like to see (via wiki or e-mail) a list of 2-hour tasks for the OGV, Benchmark, and Materials
Database projects. They also need to get set up on brlcad.org for production use. If they are well-defined
and appropriately scoped, I’d very much like to include them in our list of GCI tasks. We also need some
cross-pollination tasks that pertain to OpenSCAD, LibreCAD, and STEPcode. But really, the priority