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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:59:23 +0800
From: Christopher Meng <>
Subject: Re: GSoC projects?

On 2/11/15, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> The call for applications for mentoring organizations for Google
> Summer of Code 2015 has just opened. While we don't have the
> organizational structure for musl to participate directly in GSoC, I'd
> like to consider reaching out to some other organizations that might
> be able to act as umbrella organizations and offer some possible
> projects for students related to musl. Some ideas that come to mind
> are:
> - Improving toolchain support for musl.
> - Fixing portability issues blocking musl support in apps -- the task
>   could be something like "make portability fixes for N apps to get
>   them working on musl-based systems and get X% of the fixes
>   upstream".
> - Meaningful benchmarking of libc interfaces that are likely to have
>   an impact on performance. (This could be joint with glibc or Bionic,
>   even.)
> - Packaging more apps for a musl-based dist like Alpine or Sabotage.
> - Porting musl to one or more additional archs, possibly covering the
>   gaps in target support with musl vs uclibc.
> It's been a while since I've looked at GSoC specifics so some of these
> might need tweaks to make them into GSoC-worthy projects, but they all
> seem like things that would be interesting and valuable.
> Do we have anyone from the community who would be interested in
> mentoring (or being a student) for projects like this? Other ideas?
> Ideas on orgs to reach out to?
> Rich

Hi Rich,

I'm interested in musl for a long time, I could be a student of this.
But I'm not sure how strong the skill you need ;)



Yours sincerely,
Christopher Meng

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