[GSoC 2020] Improving Clojure Packaging for GSoC 2020?

Elana Hashman ehashman at debian.org
Wed Feb 26 03:08:51 GMT 2020

Emmanuel, do you know if anyone from the Java Team might be interested
in mentoring for this? I know they have a project up for the Android
SDK, which is quite a bit more ambitious. I'm not actually sure if
this project is large enough in scope.

- e

PS: thanks all for your off-list messages of support.

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10:30:28PM -0300, Leandro Doctors wrote:
> Thanks for your email, Elana!
> Let's hope the project gets some attention from the other maintainers.
> Best,
> Leandro
> On Tue, 25 Feb 2020 at 22:03, Elana Hashman <ehashman at debian.org> wrote:
>> Hi Leandro,
>> I think this is a fabulous idea. Unfortunately, I do not have the
>> bandwidth to take on a GSoC student this year.
>> I'm bringing this to the attention of the wider Clojure team list as I
>> think this is a great project and if someone has the time to mentor,
>> I'd love to assist and see this happen.
>> - e
>> On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 05:31:29PM -0300, Leandro Doctors wrote:
>>> Dear Elana,
>>> My name is Leandro Doctors, and I am a fervient (albeit beginner)
>>> Clojure user :-)
>>> I am seriously considering applying to GSoC 2020 with Debian. (In
>>> fact, I have been looking for a while for a focused time to,
>>> eventually, get closer to my goal of becoming a Debian Developer :-)
>>> Even though I didn't find any Clojure-related project in the ideas
>>> list page[1], I have an idea I would like to work on: to improve
>>> Clojure packaging in Debian.
>>> Although I don't have a full proposal draft yet, my idea involves
>>> fixing #891136[2], #891141[3] and #902763 [4]. (Depending on the
>>> progress on this, I could also try adding something else... That being
>>> said, I don't want to underestimate this task - from what I could see
>>> in your comments on those bugs, the required amount of work for
>>> packaging the long dependency chain for clojure.specs.alpha seems
>>> non-trivial...)
>>> Would you be able to mentor such a proposal? If you agree to mentor
>>> this (or, suggest another developer who might be able to), I could
>>> post the idea stub to the GSoC 2020 Ideas page.
>>> Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
>>> Leandro
>>> [1] GSoC 2020 Ideas page: https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2020/Projects
>>> [2] #891136 "ITP: tools-deps-alpha-clojure -- functional API for
>>> dependency management and classpath creation"
>>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=891136
>>> [3] #891141 "ITP: clojure-cli -- upstream CLI entrypoints for Clojure"
>>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=891141
>>> [4] #902763 "clojure: Include new CLI tools and runner scripts"
>>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=902763
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