People agreed that some small projects should be done to during the bonding period: ideas that floated around were fixing some of the build failures or looking at the new debian installer. http://unstable.buildd.net/buildd/hurd-i386_Failed.html http://unstable.buildd.net/index-hurd-i386.html For some context: http://dept-info.labri.fr/~thibault/tmp/graph-radial.ps Don't pick something that looks too critical, it'll probably be too hard
Antrik was ok with not having a formal weekly report as long as the repositories are growing and the students are around
Discussion about scms. It's ok to have your own, you'll get you own branch, just make sure to make your own repository public. There was some talk about not checking in one huge commit at the end
Copyright assignments to the FSF are required for most of hurd and other gnu projects. http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2008-03/msg00175.html is your friend. Fill it out 3 times: Mach, Hurd, glibc. It's ok if you're not planning on working on all of these. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-SoC students were offered some compensation for doing their projects anyway. They were far more interested in the fact that they would be doing worthwhile work than financial compensation
It was agreed that regular meetings would be a good idea. Once a week, especially in the bonding period.
In general it was agreed that conversations shouldn't stay between just mentors and their students, that it's better to keep everything out in the open
Non-SoC students were assigned mentors, though it was agreed that they would be mostly a primary contact and that most conversations should be kept public
Discussion turned back to the meetings, the usual back and forth about the timeslot. Fridays at 19 UTC was decided as the meeting time.
It was suggested that students look into writing documentation/guides for hurd, for example cross-compiling hurd on gentoo, as a way to get more familliar.
Andrei will set up a google calendar for organizing meetings.
Antrik noted that IRC is good for quick questions but serious ones should go to the mailing list to get everyone involved.
And so the first meeting was concluded.