GSoC project: ruby-debug

Hi everybody,

I’ve read the list of Ruby on Rails projects and I saw that one of the ideas was about a new (or improved) ruby-debug that would work with Ruby 1.9. Although it’s probably the most difficult idea in the whole list, I find it really interesting and I’d like to help out as much as I can.

I’ve been working with Rails for almost 2 years now, but I came to Rails after learning Ruby (and at that moment I was also working part-time for a local .NET shop) and not the other way around, as most people probably do. And this project would allow me to give something back to the community while I could learn even more about Ruby and its inner workings.

Before applying as a student for ruby-debug, I’d like to have a chat with one of the possible mentors. I have little knowledge about the way ruby-debug works and I’d like to have a more detailed picture of what needs to be done and how I could help. I see that the only person listed as a mentor for ruby-debug is “r” (who I’m assuming is Rocky Bernstein) so if “r” could ping me in any way, I’d be grateful!

Thank you,

Andrei Maxim
http://artfulco.de

Doesn't hurt to hand around the Campfire chat (https://
rails.campfirenow.com/room/211004) to discuss your ideas, either. At
least it'll give you a place to wait while r pings you.