Please welcome the four GSOC projects this year

Satryaji Aulia satraul at
Wed May 8 05:39:49 UTC 2019

Hello everyone,

Thank you for selecting me for GSOC 2019, I'm very excited
to contribute. Congratulations to the others too.

To my mentors Marcus and Clemens:
For private communications, is e-mail the most effective way
or do you prefer I message through something else?

I will track my deadlines and milestones through github issues
on my macports-base fork, if that's ok with you. I'll set it up in a
few days and ask for feedback.

Besides that, I'll use this period until May 27 to prepare for the
coding period in general. Please let me know if you have any

Thank you again, I look forward to your guidance in the future.

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 5:27 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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