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* [9fans] Plan 9 applying to GSoC
@ 2022-02-18 20:03 Anthony Sorace
  2022-02-18 22:43 ` [9fans] " adventuresin9
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From: Anthony Sorace @ 2022-02-18 20:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 9fans, inferno-os

Plan 9 is applying to GSoC again!

The application period closes on Monday, and our formal application is in. As is the case every year, the most critical part of an application is the org's ideas page[1]. We'd love additional fleshed-out contributions for that. Since we had a little confusion on this last year, please note that we're looking specifically for well-developed ideas that would be good summer-sized projects for new contributors, from folks willing to mentor those projects (rather than "it'd be neat if someone would do X"); see the existing ideas page for examples (some of which are more developed than others, certainly!).

If you're interested in mentoring, please let me know! Bringing your own project idea is great, but we can also use more experienced, eager folks to pair up with new contributors on other projects.

We've got an overview page[2], and all the program details are on Google's GSoC page[3], and  you might be interested in the program timeline[4] in particular.

One other note, for those of you who're familiar with the program, there are a few notable changes, which Google goes into in a post[5] about them. In brief, though:

        - The program is now open to a lot more than just formal students
        - There are two project sizes: large ("traditional") and medium (like last year's)
        - The timing of the work is more flexible.

I think these are all great (even if they make a little more work for admins and mentors!) and should be nice additions to the program.

Your friendly neighborhood org admin,

[1]     https://p9f.org/wiki/gsoc-2022-ideas/index.html
[2]     http://p9f.org/wiki/gsoc/index.html
[3]     https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com
[4]     https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline
[5]     https://opensource.googleblog.com/2021/11/expanding-google-summer-of-code-in-2022.html
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* Re: [9fans] Plan 9 applying to GSoC
@ 2022-02-19 19:33 Bakul Shah
  2022-02-19 20:01 ` ori
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From: Bakul Shah @ 2022-02-19 19:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
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On Feb 19, 2022, at 3:02 AM, sirjofri <sirjofri+ml-9fans@sirjofri.de> wrote:
> (4) A filesystem that filters a namespace, but the file contents and not the namespace.
> The idea is to have a filesystem like exportfs, however, it doesn't just represent the files as is, but applies user-defined filters to the filenames/paths as well as the file contents.
> Imagine you have a namespace which contains markdown files that end with .md. Using this overlay filesystem you can present the same namespace, but convert the filenames using sed (from .md to .html) and when reading, the file contents (from markdown syntax to html syntax).
> The filesystem would be very powerful for exposing plain text data as html, encapsulating data into some predefined layout, and much more. It could essentially make any plain text filesystem available as regular web-friendly html files, convert troff source to postscript, convert plan 9 images to png, and much more. You can even present device files as json for modern web applications.

May be create a generic filter-fs that can be controlled with a script that can be updated via a control interface? Almost a mkfile like script so if a rule exists for .md -> .html, any listing will show foo.html instead of foo.md. Reading foo.html will transparently invoke a conversion program. You can get pretty clever and may be even install a src dir under /bin this way to build binaries on the fly! Or even just the presence of a mkfile in a filtered directory would be enough for this behavior. Taking this further, an installation of a new machine can be made instantaneous! Just use a local cache for all the binaries as they get built! Obviously this should be called mkfs :-)

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