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Logging and Debugging API Overhaul (GSoC 2009)


Redesigning NTP's logging/debugging system will improve ntpd's logging and diagnostic capabilities. It will also give better control over logging/debugging.

A consistent logging interface for NTP and its projects would simplify its codebase and would make it more consistent. It also would benefit other NTP projects like SNTP by giving it acesss to its logging/debugging interface.

All in all it would benefit both developers and users by unifying logging/debugging interfaces under a improved system.

A big part of this project besides coding is designing and planning the improved logging/debugging system as well as coordinating the work necessary to implement these changes.


Date Task Description % Done
090510 Coordination and planning Organize and start working.  
090522 Placeholder Placeholder for now, got to change that point  
0907 Config dumper Add configuration dumping functionionality.  
0907 Additional configuration information Add capability to keep track which variable was set through what (conf, default, ntpq, ...)  
0906010 Summarize discussed config overhaul and start implementing Discussion within the NTP community should bear fruits by then. Summarize this discussion and implement the GSoC part.  
090705 Prepare for midterm ev. Test work up till now. Configuration overhaul should take form. Test parts which have been completed.  
090817 Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.  
090824 Final evaluation Final evaluation deadline  
090903 Code samples Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google  


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