Google summer of code 2008
Here we go again, let’s see what picks my fancy this time.
- well, surely all the FreeBSD projects are worth mentioning, and they put up a wiki for this year too
- omg! battle for wesnoth got some projects in!
- USB support for GRUB, woha, that would really be outstanding for homebrew blackboxes (something I really like to build btw)
- a DragonflyBSD live cd. until it’s actually useable for clustering, of course, there’s clusterknoppix
- improved wine support for FreeBSD, eh, they might as well get in touch with codeweavers
- TCP anomaly detector for FreeBSD. This I really want to see… oh, there are an 802.11 fuzzing&testing suite and improved layer2 filtering too
- ext3 support for NetBSD (soon to be found everywhere else if they manage a robust bsd-licensed implementation) and some ssl-secure implementation of syslogd (see above for bsdiness). I’m not too sure about the last one, a log aggregator that sniffs out traffic and compares it to the legit syslog is a pretty neat trick as tripwires go.
- ncat and nping development. I’m already happy with socat and hping2, but the more the merrier.