Apply for a Google Summer of code 2009 with Debian Med!
March 28th, 2009
The Large dataset manager consists in building an application to automate the downloading, upgrading and indexing of large datasets, such as genomes, gene models, and other curated datasets in the case of bioinformatics. The large dataset manager will be especially useful in conjunction with programs already packaged in Debian that are capable to index datasets, such as EMBOSS or NCBI Blast.
The Blends Webtools consists in enhancing the Debian Pure Blends webtools by using the Ultimate Debian Database. The Debian Pure Blends is the framework used by the Debian Med to produce its thematic meta-packages and monitor all packages related to biology and medicine in Debian, and the Ultimate Debian Database is a novel convergence point of information for Debian, developed during last year's Google Summer of Code.
The other projects proposed by Debian this year are related to packaging, the Debian installer, our bug tracking system, our infrastructure for building binary packages, our archive, and websites.