Changes between Version 78 and Version 79 of GSoCIdeas2010


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2010-03-16T16:30:20Z (11 years ago)
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zooko
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add Jack Lloyd's notes on Cloud Apps

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  • GSoCIdeas2010

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    1111Deadlines and directions for students' applications to the Google Summer-of-Code can be found on [http://code.google.com/soc/ the Google pages].
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    13 ||''Project''||''Difficulty''||
    14 ||[#RedundantArrayofIndependentClouds Redundant Array of Independent Clouds]||Medium||
    15 ||[#ShareMigration Share Migration]||Medium||
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     13||''Project''||''Difficulty''||''Contact''||
     14||[#RedundantArrayofIndependentClouds Redundant Array of Independent Clouds]||Medium||[mailto:zooko@zooko.com Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn]||
     15||[#ShareMigration Share Migration]||Medium||any mentor||
     16||[#CloudApps Cloud Apps]||Easy–Hard||[http://www.randombit.net Jack Lloyd]]]
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    6060jumping-off point for health is #778.
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     62= Cloud Apps =
     63
     64Difficulty: easy to hard, depending on project choice and how far you want to push it
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     66There are a lot of applications that could potentially make good use of Tahoe-LAFS replacing the typical centralized storage of flat files or SQL databases. Currently supported projects include [http://www.tiddlywiki.com/ TiddlyWiki] (one of the Tahoe-LAFS developers hosts his blog using [http://allmydata.org/trac/tiddly_on_tahoe TiddlyWiki stored in Tahoe-LAFS]), [http://hadoop.apache.org/ Hadoop], and [RelatedProjects a number of others].
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     68There are still many useful and interesting things that have yet to be built using Tahoe-LAFS. Perhaps the most promising is in the area of web applications; what applications can you think of that could make use of a highly reliable filesystem accessible from both desktops and [http://github.com/ctrlaltdel/TahoeLAFS-android handheld devices]? Keep in mind that Tahoe-LAFS's architecture allows sharing and delegation opportunities that are difficult or impossible to implement using other backends. Some ideas people have suggested include a calender or photo album, or porting Mozilla's [https://bespin.mozilla.com Bespin] editor).
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     70Nathan Wilcox wrote most of interactive tree browser frontend in !JavaScript (see wiki:RelatedProjects [the RelatedProjects page]); Toby Murray wrote [http://allmydata.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2010-March/004137.html a front-end in Cajita]; what interesting ways might this be extended?
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     72This is in some ways the most interesting area for development as it combines security and distributed systems problems with providing a user interface that lets a person who isn't particularly security minded operate safely by default. This is a hard problem, but offers great rewards in terms of learning, and even the ability to break new ground in safe-by-default interface design.
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     74Required skills: HTML and !JavaScript for web applications. For other tie-ins, will depend on the base project (for instance porting the git DVCS to run on Tahoe would good C-fu, with git experience helpful).
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    6377= Mentors =