Re: Searching mentor for GSoC Proposal on GNOME Disks

Hello Kai!

I'm Carlos Soriano, one of the mentors in GNOME.
It's great you came up with this proposal, and you seem to have a decent understanding of the technologies involved, it's great to see you would like to tackle this part of the stack. Everyone will love seeing work on this!

Did you try to mention this to Michael or the udisks maintainer?
And maybe an email to

On possibility is Michael/GNOME can mentor you, or, a co-mentor project could arise, the gtk+ part by someone from GNOME/Michael and the udisk part from someone from udisks sharing the work.

To be fair is a little late in the GSoC timeline to find a mentor, but I think it's possible if your contributions are great!
In case we cannot find a mentor, would you be interested in continue your contribution during the year and try again for Outreachy[0] if you are eligible or for next year GSoC?

Looking forward to see your contributions!
Carlos Soriano


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Searching mentor for GSoC Proposal on GNOME Disks
Local Time: March 24, 2017 3:30 PM
UTC Time: March 24, 2017 2:30 PM
From: kailueke riseup net
To: desktop-devel-list gnome org


after going through many of the listed ideas from organizations in the
Google Summer of Code program, I came to the conclusion that I would
like to propose working on GNOME Disks.

I use it very often and it mostly does a good job. But recently I had to
use GParted again for resizing and moving partitions and realized that
it can't work in a Wayland session (because it runs as root).
Since the storaged/UDisks transition also might give the chance to work
on related features in UDisks, I think working on GNOME Disks would make
up a good GSoc project in order to provide functionality which was
offered GParted.

The suggestion is to first accurately list available filesystem choices
(needs some UDisk work) and then support resizing and checking. As
moving partitions is not so essential and may be out of scope for UDisk,
this would be at most a stretch goal.
On the way there are other maintenance tasks and the whole project also
reachs out to UDisks/libblockdev for resizing and fixing filesystems.

Is there anyone who would like to be a mentor for me?
I'm in the process of reading code and open bugs reports and have
started working on a new feature with guidance from Michael Catanzaro:

Some words on myself: I'm in the computer science master program at TU
Berlin and finished my bachelor last year at FU Berlin. Up to now I'm
not a great contributor :/ but was at GUADEC in Strasbourg and follow
the since many years.

Thank you for reading!

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