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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Eclipse Ant integration and Google Summer Of Code 2009

We proposed an idea for Google Summer of Code in 2008 but did not get any interested students. I was late in putting up the proposal last year so I am being much more proactive this year.

I have put up an abstract to the Eclipsepedia page for a Google Summer of Code (GSOC) project proposing to work on improving the Eclipse Ant integration by facilitating Ant buildfile refactorings.

To see some ideas of the refactorings that could be supported have a look at bug 89938.

For information on Ant itself, check out the Apache Ant site.

The schedule and deadlines for 2009 GSOC applications has not been set yet but it is a good time to start preparing now:
So please consider submitting to work on the Ant integration enhancement or any of the other Eclipse based ideas.

Learning about the inner workings of Eclipse and Ant are skills that will augment the skill set of any student.
Adding the refactoring support will also make you the friend of Build Meisters and Releng wizards everywhere. These are very good people to be friends with :-)

1 comment:

Darin Swanson said...

w00t! a student has expressed interest: