ah, first post in a long time.
So I am in India, enjoying an awesome summer with my friends and family. Eating a lot and having loads of fun time. However, I am happy to tell you that the offline patch is now complete and just needs to be ported over to the Head branch of Lightning, once that is done, future versions of lightning will then have the ability to do all the funny offline stuff they ever wanted.
Isn't it cool?
And apart from that GSoC has reached its mid-point an evaluations are beginning to happen. More coming later.