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Open For Ideas! - This page contains some ideas from last year. This does not mean that they are valid for this year too. We are in the process of cleaning up the page.

Find an idea you like? Want to propose your own? See the GSoC Getting Started Guide.

Students Welcome

If you are a student looking forward to participate the GSoC 2016 with Fedora, please feel free to browse the idea list which is still growing. Do not hesitate to contact the mentors/ contributors as indicated in this page for any related clarification. You also should find some like-minded people on the #fedora-summer-coding IRC channel.

If you are new to The Fedora project, following material would help you to get started. Further please sign-up with the Fedora Account System(FAS) if you are willing to continue with the Fedora project. #fedora-devel, IRC channel can be used to get instant support.

  1. The Foundation
  2. Fedora Documentation (Users/ Contributors)
  3. How to work with IRC?
  4. Fedora Account System
  5. Development

Supporting Mentors

Following contributors are also willing to support the GSoC 2016 program. (please feel free to add your self, attach the user page). Sometimes there should be some backing up mentors to mentor if the original mentor get busy with something for a short time period. In such case we need help.

  1. Stephen Gallagher
  2. Lali Devamanthri

The following mentors are specifically available for projects releated to Fedora Atomic:

  1. Giuseppe Scriviano
  2. Colin Walters
  3. Matthew Barnes

Draft of an idea

Please add your idea as follows.

Project name


Summary of idea:

Knowledge prerequisite:

Skill level:




!!!The draft was changed slightly, please add required field as required!!!

Implement Tinykdump

Status: Proposed - draft

Summary of idea: Tinykdump is a minimal daemon to capture kernel-based crash dumping (kdump) memory image to usb storage. Compared to the traditional kdump solution, it is,

* more reliable and scalable
* has smaller memory foot-print
* more friendly to kernel developers 

More information here:

Knowledge prerequisite: Python, kernel programming (desired)

Skill level: intermediate (programming)

Contacts: CAI Qian

Mentor(s): CAI Qian

Notes: Rough roadmap:

  • Implement tinykdump daemon to be included in Fedora.
  • Submit kernel patches for reserving kdump memory at run-time for community review and inclusion.
  • Currently, pstore only log kernel messages for panic and Oops. Patches are needed to support logging of kdump kernel and initramfs console output.

Idea list for GSoC 2016

Open Ideas From GSoC 2015

Despite the list of ideas, you may want to check out the ideas of the previous years and contact the admins to see if they are still interested in mentoring someone this year.

Previous years:

Please: Do not submit a proposal for an idea from a previous year without previously contacting the admin to ensure their will to mentor someone this year. Without mentor, proposals will be rejected.