So I'm now aggregated on Planet Drupal. I'm Jakob (hi!), and you may remember me from projects such as Version Control API (Summer of Code '07), Temporary Invitation or the Duration CCK field. Granted, the latter is brand new, so there's little chance you know me from that one.
But introducing myself is not the purpose of this post, of course. The real purpose is to introduce the student that I'll be mentoring (together with AjK) during this year's Summer of Code. In his own words:
Hi! My name is Markus Schanta, I'm 21 years old and I live in Eisenstadt, Austria. I study Software & Information Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics.
During this summer I will be working on the Version Control API, preparing it for usage on Drupal 6 and drupal.org. The Version Control API, which originates from Jakob's last year's SoC project, has largely decoupled the Project module from cvs.module. This project will unleash the full potential of the Version Control API and make it production ready for a new set of users including drupal.org.
My project will lead to increased flexibility in handling projects, reduce future maintenance costs and last but not least make it possible to use a more modern revision control system (like Subversion which is frequently in the talks) on drupal.org.
I'm really looking forward to working on this project an I'm sure that it's going to be a really exciting summer!
In other words, this time we're going to kill cvs.module for good. Congrats to Markus and all the other students that were accepted for this year's Google Summer of Code. Little fits better than the wise words of certain KDevelop developers:
It's gonna be great, you're gonna love it!
And that's all there is to say :)