2. Is working on packages at http://octave.sourceforge.net/packages.php (or other open source packages) a valid proposal for GSoC? From them i am mostly interested in nan, parallel, mvn, strings, geometry. Got some ideas on those.
3. From the proposed ideas I am mostly interested for the Numerical projects. What is the interest level on those, so i know on which to focus on?
4. I have read what there is to read. What is next? My guess is building the development version of Octave.