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Re: Regarding GSoC 2012 project

From: mukesh agrawal <mkagrawal18(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: pgsql-students(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Regarding GSoC 2012 project
Date: 2012-03-25 19:23:05
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Thanks for your replies.

@Dave: In the reply you have mentioned ablout the code, but I am not able
to get pgadmin code by now. Would you please give me the link from where
can I get the code.

Also I had a question in mind:

Is the acceptance of a GSoC application is affected if you submit your
application your application in the beginning or at the end?


Thanks



On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:43 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
<guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>wrote:

> On Sun, 2012-03-25 at 20:08 +0100, Dave Page wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM, mukesh agrawal <mkagrawal18(at)gmail(dot)com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Dave
> > >
> > > Actually I was having my mid-sem exams, so I could not much related to
> the
> > > project, But in the meantime, I went through
> > > http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/PgAdmin_Internals but I didn't get
> much
> > > related to the project.
> > >
> > > In the project proposal, I had to answer about the project schedule(How
> > > long will the project take? When can you begin work?) but I am still
> not
> > > much clear about this question. Could you please help me in answering
> this
> > > question?
> > >
> >
> > I haven't investigated what work would be needed to complete those
> > projects, nor do I have any idea of your capabilities so I'm not able to
> > suggest a project schedule for you. You'll need to look at the code, and
> > try to get an understanding of the requirements of each sub-project, and
> > then estimate how long you think it would take you to complete them. I
> > would then suggest doubling that estimate to allow for overruns and
> testing
> > time. You should also bear in mind you'll need a week or so to get a
> build
> > environment setup and become familiar with it, and that you'll begin the
> > project with little experience of the code base and wxWidgets, so plan
> on a
> > slow start to begin with. I will say that I think a competent C++
> developer
> > should be able to produce a polished, release quality result for this
> > project in the time allotted for GSoC.
> >
> >
> > > Could you also please suggest me about what I should do now related to
> the
> > > project to strengthen my GSoC application?
> > >
> > >
> > Research as mentioned above - and avoid under-estimating the requirements
> > of the task (that's a common mistake, not just in GSoC, but in
> development
> > in general). Show that you understand the project in the application, by
> > including initial thoughts on how you think the code should be written
> > (what are the important functions you'll have to modify, what will you
> need
> > a parser for, how will the new features look to the end user etc)?
> >
>
> I totally agree with Dave here, especially on doubling the estimate of
> time. Don't take it as a figure of speech. You really have to double
> your estimate. Even with this, you may overrun.
>
>
> --
> Guillaume
> http://blog.guillaume.lelarge.info
> http://www.dalibo.com
>
>


-- 
Mukesh Kumar Agrawal
Junior Undergraduate
CSE(at)IIT Delhi

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