PostgreSQL is proud to participate in the Google Summer of Code program once again. More information on our participation can be found on the main website.
The following projects were accepted into the program:
- Text search selectivity functions for PostgreSQL (Jan Urbański, mentored by Heikki Linnakangas)
- pgScript - Scripting language for pgAdmin (Mickael Deloison, mentored by Magnus Hagander)
- Improving performance of hash index (Xiao Meng(孟啸), mentored by Jonah H. Harris)
- Graphical SQL Query Builder Improvement for pgAdmin III (Luis Alberto Ochoa Paz, mentored by Dave Page)
- XML Indexing: Add special indexing types for XML data, capable of supporting indexed XPath queries. (Pragnesh, mentored by Julius Stroffek)
- Collation implementation at database level in PostgreSQL (Radek Strnad, mentored by Zdenek Kotala)
The pages linked from the list above are (optionally) produced and maintained by the students of each project.
We have created the PostgreSQL GSOC Project on pgFoundry to help manage our participation in GSoC. This allows for sharing of non-wiki documents, mailing lists, and a few other things. The mailing lists for gsoc are:
- firstname.lastname@example.org: private list for students only
- email@example.com: private list for mentors only
- firstname.lastname@example.org: public list for all participants
The GSoc adminstrators this year are Josh Berkus (josh-at-postgresql.org) and Selena Deckelman (selenamarie-at-gmail.com).
The official timeline is available on on the GSOC site.
Upcoming deadlines as of April 25:
- All students should have already heard from their mentors. Contact the administrator if you have not.
- April 28: Any students wanting to go to pgCon should have contacted the Administrator.
- May 20: Have a project specification and timeline worked out with your mentor.
- May 26: coding begins for GSoC (not that you have to wait).