Talk:Summer Coding 2010 proposal - Adding plugin support for ailurus

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Hello. I'm a fellow student applicant, and I have a few comments that might help your application:

  • This schedule suggests that the coding should be complete by the beginning of week 7, but you're coding into week 9. I think that you will be able to finish everything, but you might consider moving the schedules back a bit anyway. For me, writing tests and debugging takes about 75% of the development time, so your current schedule would be too ambitious. But that's just me.
  • You should probably include more detail about what you plan to implement, like where/how the web interface will be hosted, and which programming languages you plan to use.
  • I'm also not clear on the direct benefits to Fedora.

The last two points might be my fault for not reading your application carefully enough. Even so, it's better to eliminate any possibility that the reviewers will be confused.

Good luck!

Crantila 05:23, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Does Ailurus use native packages when possible?

When installing software, does Ailurus use the native packages of the host OS? Or does it supply its own bundles?

For example, if I use Ailurus to install Firefox with some plugins, does Ailurus pull Firefox from the Fedora repository?

I'm asking because it is a philosophy of Fedora to use native packages. It would help to know that Ailurus isn't going to be doing work against or orthogonal to that philosophy

--Quaid 22:30, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

General Feedback

The two immediate things that pop out are : [1] the project involves web-based development as well as application-centric development and, [2] the timeline is a bit too broad without specific and explicit mention of sourcing of feedback and, testing of releases.

-- sankarshan