[tor-dev] GSoC : Rewrite Tor Weather

Abhiram Chintangal abhiram.chintangal at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 14:22:02 UTC 2014

On Wednesday 23 April 2014 06:05 PM, Oliver Baumann wrote:
> On Wed, April 23, 2014 1:19 pm, Sreenatha Bhatlapenumarthi wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> My name is Sreenatha(lucyd on OFTC). I am currently a final year
>> undergraduate student at IIITH, majoring in computer science. I'll be
>> rewriting weather this summer as a part of GSoC 2014. My mentors are
>> meejah
>> and karsten.
>> In a nutshell, the weather rewrite project mostly involves two tasks,
>> shifting the data backend to onionoo and closing the weather-specific
>> tickets that are causing an issue at the moment. Besides these, there is
>> also a plan to make use of a postgres database to store weather's
>> subscription data. After this is accomplished, I'll document and test the
>> new weather to make sure it's clean.
>> Further details of my project proposal can be found at [1].
>> I'm very excited about working with Tor on this project and am happy to
>> receive any sort of feedback and suggestions.
>> Cheers,
>> Sreenatha
>> [1] - https://sites.google.com/site/sreenathadev/gsoc-2014-weather-rewrite
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> Hey Sreenatha,
> glad to hear you'll be investing some brainpower into weather!
> Maybe you already heard that there already is a rewrite in progress, which
> kicked off earlier this year. Main contributors to this are Abhiram and
> myself, Karsten being our guy we call for help.
> Sadly, progress has been slow the last couple of months, but we managed to
> set up a vagrant box and several scripts querying Onionoo.
> The latter have not yet been fully integrated, but I will point you to
> Karsten's weather-next branch which (I guess?) can be used for further
> contribution [1] (vagrant-work is in [2]).
> There's also a GitHub repo [3] for the standalone-scripts, which should
> really be regarded as a prototypical implementation of what could/should
> be done.
> Feel free to comment on anything, maybe we can assist you should you run
> into problems!
> Oh, and please also note the wiki-article [4] where this whole idea
> originated. You'll also find some trac-tickets related to the rewrite
> there.
> All the best,
> Oliver
> [1]
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/karsten/weather.git/shortlog/refs/heads/next
> [2]
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/user/karsten/weather.git/shortlog/refs/heads/vagrant
> [3] https://github.com/baumanno/tor-weather-rewrite
> [4] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/weather-in-2014
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Hi Sreenatha,

Glad to have you on board. It looks like Baumanno has covered pretty
all the things I can think of right now :)

Let me know If you have any questions.


Abhiram Chintangal

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