GSoC project about improving EasyGnuPG

Dashamir Hoxha dashohoxha at
Sun Mar 11 17:43:34 CET 2018


I have started a GSoC project about improving EasyGnuPG
under the organizational umbrella of Debian:

So far there have been about 10 students interested in it.
>From interactions that I had with them (I give them small tasks
to complete, etc.) I think that 2-3 of them are really promising.

Actually I would like to support 2-3 students, if possible.
They can work on different tasks, like:
 - Rewrite EasyGnuPG (or parts of it) so that it is built with Python and
 - Implement a GUI to EasyGnuPG (maybe with Python).
 - Write a Debian package for installing EasyGnuPG. Extend EasyGnuPG with
scripts/commands that automate other common usage scenarios (for example
keeping the master key on a card).

The problem is that for each student-proposal pair you also
have to find at least a mentor, and a mentor is not allowed to be
primary mentor for more than 2 projects. Meanwhile I have also
proposed a couple of other projects and I am committed to them
as well.

So, I would like some help or support for mentoring these
students. I can still be a co-mentor for each of the projects,
and maybe I will do most of the interaction with the students
(right now I am not working, so I have plenty of time). But
I am not allowed to be a primary mentor for more than 2 projects.

Besides this, I am not an expert on Python programming or
making GUI applications (and even I am not an expert on GPG
itself), so some help or support would be really useful.

Would somebody like to help with mentoring?

If you wish you can check the interactions that I had with the
students so far, in order to create your own opinion about them,
or maybe to assign them additional testing tasks. Students will
submit their project proposals between 12 and 27 March, and
after that we will have to decide which ones to accept.

Best regards,
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