'GSoC weekly report #1'

Posted on May 18, 2011

This will be my first post in a series for weekly reports on my GSoC’11 project, “Client-server model for reporting and querying package statistics”. This project aims to implement a client program to gather package information from gentoo hosts and submit them to a server, which will calculate useful statistics based on the data, rendered using a webapp.

Over the past 2-3 weeks, I have been communicating with my mentor, Alec, and have already written a proof-of-concept client and server, that is ready to be deployed and collect data, thanks to code reviews and excellent ideas from Alec.

A short summary of my progress:

Issues encountered during development:

The project repository currently provides a working client and server, and it’ll be deployed soon on soc.dev.gentoo.org, once Alec sets me up with shell access.

Plans for the upcoming weeks:

My semester exams are currently in progress, and they’ll last till the end of May. So, I’ll not be able to work during these 2 weeks. However, I do look forward to get back in June, and continue with my project.