I notice in the list of mentoring organizations for Google Summer of
Code 2009 there is no organization representing Ruby.
Last year, I had a student who was interested in debugging support in
Ruby 1.9 but due to a snafu on the part of the Ruby Central
administrator, Ruby lost the student altogether.
Earlier this year in the ruby-core mailing list, I mentioned the
possibility getting another student to work on some core changes into
YARV (the 1.9 VM), Kochi indicated he'd be interested in mentoring.
Given this ideal situation, would it be possible to list such a
project as part of Ruby Rails?
P.S. The "core" email address listed on http://socghop.appspot.com/org/show/google/gsoc2009/rails
bounced email back to me saying there is no such account.