Please welcome the four GSOC projects this year

Rajdeep Bharati rajdeepbharati13 at
Tue May 7 13:27:50 UTC 2019

Dear mentors,

Thank you for selecting me and I'm really excited about the project.
I would also like to thank the MacPorts and buildbot community for
resolving my queries and helping me solve problems.
Looking forward to a wonderful summer! I will give my best.


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 3:57 AM Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:

> Dear MacPorters,
> I'm happy to announce that MacPorts will be participating at Google's
> GSOC with four awesome projects this year.
> (Those who followed the heavy traffic on the development mailing list
> are probably already aware of the excessive amount of traffic we
> received in March and April.)
> The selected projects are listed here:
> 1.) Ahmad Satryaji Aulia: Phase Out Xcode Dependency
> Mentored by: Marcus Calhoun-Lopez, Clemens Lang
> A project touching the MacPorts base should remove the need to install
> full Xcode.
> 2.) Arjun Salyan: Web App (with API) to Collect PortIndex, Build
> History and Installation Statistics
> Mentored by: Mojca Miklavec, Umesh Singla
> A standalone Django app telling you everything about individual ports.
> 3.) Karan Sheth: Automating Packaging for Macports
> Mentored by: Cyril Roelandt (upt author), Renee Otten
> A python package to supersede cpan2port, pypi2port etc.
> 4.) Rajdeep Bharati: Macports Custom Views Plugin for Buildbot
> Mentored by: Pierre Tardy, Povilas Kanapickas (both from buildbot),
> Mojca Miklavec
> Upgrading our build infrastructure to the latest version of buildbot
> with new and better views and other improvements.
> I would like to congratulate all the students for getting selected and
> thank all the mentors, in particular the three external ones who
> jumped in to help us deal with the much higher amount of good
> proposals than in previous years. We could sadly not accept all the
> projects that we would have wanted.
> The next three weeks are devoted to the community bonding period when
> active participation of student is expected (with mentors' help) to
> learn more about the tools and community, improve the planning and
> potentially revise the goals and deadlines if needed, and get up to
> speed for the great summer coding experience.
> Mojca
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