Google Summer of Code 2012 project for Bazaar

Martin Pool mbp at
Thu Mar 22 10:52:52 UTC 2012

On 26 February 2012 23:00, Andreas Sommer
<andreas.sommer87 at> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I was wondering if there's interest in offering a GSoC project for
> Bazaar this year. From my side, I'd be interested to contribute to my
> favorite VCS, but to be honest I don't have a precise topic proposal.
> Bazaar Explorer would be a nice thing to work on as I think it could use
> some improvement.
> One idea would be to work a bit more on
>, i.e. improving support for
> configuring diff/merge tools (and implementing it in the configuration
> dialogs of qbzr). I think it would be nice to be able to define diff
> tools in a more precise way, such as by file extension or regex. That
> way, one could use special tools like the MS Word diffing scripts from
> TortoiseSVN for *.doc files, or other tools for comparing non-text files
> without having to use "bzr diff --using" via the command line. What do
> you think?

"Ubuntu was not accepted into GSoC this year, due to procedural issues
with the application."
 (I don't know what that means.)

However, if you would like to do a summer project on this, we would be
happy to look at taking you, and other students, on as an intern at
Canonical, with mentoring and a similar honorarium.


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