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Re: Questions on GSoC 2019 Ideas




First of all, I must apologize for not replying during these last
days. I'm traveling and I rarely get a connection here. But I'll be
back March 11th.

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 4:18 AM Christian Couder
<christian.couder@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 4:09 PM Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I'm a bit wary of a too large proposal here, as we've historically
> > overestimated what kind of project is achievable over a summer (I've
> > been there myself, as my GSoC project was also more than I was able to
> > do in a summer :)).  I'd rather have a project whose goal is rather
> > small and can be expanded later, than having something that could
> > potentially take more than 3 months, where the student (or their
> > mentors) have to finish it after GSoC.
>

I totally understand the concern.

> Yeah, I agree with your suggestion about a project that declares
> removing the global variables as the main goal, and adding parallelism
> as a potential bonus.
>

Talking about a delimited scope for GSoC and a potential bonus after,
a potential idea comes to my mind: I'm still trying to define the
subject for my undergraduate thesis (which must be in HPC and/or
parallelism on CPU/GPU). And the idea of bringing more parallelism to
git seems to be too big for a GSoC project. So, perhaps, if we manage
to identify wether parallelism would indeed bring a good performance
gain to git, I could propose that to my advisor professor as my
undergraduate thesis and I could work on that during this whole year.
It is still an idea to be matured, but do you think it would be
feasible?