GSOC 2012/Student Application Cerberus/Fedora JBoss spin
- Name: Anthony Sasadeusz
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Please answer following questions.
Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?
Because I like the idea of working with the open source community. Built by everyone for everyone. I also feel that I could develop my skills as a computer engineer while helping the Fedora distribution move forward.
Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or with any another open source project as a contributor (if possible please add some references as well)?
Just started getting involved packaging for the JBoss project for Fedora. The process always seemed a bit daunting but I am hoping to get introduced to the culture and the community. In doing so I would increase my own knowledge while putting it to use for the Fedora community. I have started to get involved with the JBoss packaging effort and my most recent package was jboss-web.
Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?
Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2012 program, if yes, which team(s)/area(s), you are interested with?
Yes, packaging for the near future. As I finish up my degree work, I will be adding skills to allow me to further help the project in other areas. Hopefully next semester I will be taking an operating systems course geared towards operating system development and a course on embedded development.
Why should we choose you over the other applicants?
Motivated, self-starter, with an insatiable desire to learn, help, and please others.
- Please describe your proposal in detail. Include:
An overview of your proposal
- To package the Gradle build system for Fedora so that Hibernate and other like projects can be built on Fedora and be included with JBoss.
- To package and include everything to produce a JBossAS7 full-profile Fedora spin release.
The need you believe it fulfills
- Packaging the Gradle build system would allow packagers to build packages for Fedora that were written with gradle scripts.
- Gradle is important if the goal is to have a full-profile installation of JBossAS7.
- Provide a full-profile JBossAS7 Fedora spin to provide Java Enterprise developers an option of a compact distribution with all or most of their application needs met.
Any relevant experience you have
- Junior in the Computer Engineering program at University of Maryland Baltimore County. I have experience in developing, compiling, and submitting projects on a Linux distribution. I know C, C++, Python, Java, ant, cvs, and bash and I have used Fedora for years. Have packaged and submitted a few packages towards the JBoss project.
How do you intend to implement your proposal
- Investigate and research the different methods and possibilities to create the Gradle package so that it can properly install and work correctly.
- Possibly collaborate with Gil Cattaneo who has worked towards packaging Gradle for the Mageia distribution and recently for the Fedora Project.
- Once Gradle is correctly packaged, start including tools like Hibernate for the Fedora JBoss spin.
- Make sure everything follows the requirements for creating the Fedora JBoss spin.
- Create the full-profile Fedora JBoss spin.
Final deliverable of the proposal at the end of the period
- The Gradle build system packaged and working on Fedora.
- Complete packaging the sources that use Gradle build system and packages that are needed to provide a full-profile installation of JBossAS7.
- Create a JBoss Fedora spin that will include everything a Java Enterprise developer would need to; build, test, and deploy their applications.
A rough timeline for your progress
- Present-Start of GSOC
- Do some research on Gradle and Maven build systems and also on creating spins. Make a list of packages that use gradle that would nice to have on the JBoss spin. Keep up contact with mentors. Keep contributing to the JBoss project.
- Weeks 1-6
- Start gathering the dependencies required for building Gradle.
- Build Gradle and its dependencies.
- Do the same for Hibernate, Shrinkwrap, Arquillian, etc.
- Midterm Evaluation
- Submit work to date: Gradle, Hibernate, Shrinkwap, Arquillian, etc.
- Weeks 7-12
- Gather all of the packages to create the Fedora JBoss spin.
- Write the scripts and kickstart files needed.
- Test and remove bugs from the spin.
- Final Evaluation
- Submit a complete and tested full-profile JBoss Development Spin.
Any other details you feel we should consider
- I have a lot of time to spend over the summer on this project.
Have you communicated with a potential mentor? If so, who?
- Yes, Marek Goldmann.