I plan to work on the project to implement VERP ( Variable Envelope
Return Path ) functionality to MediaWiki Email system. The project is
originally a manifest of bug
Where the developers came with the idea of implementing it this summer, as
the entire infrastructure of mail is being rebuilt. I found the project
interesting as I had done a few Networking courses in my 10th class, out of
my interest and VERP could cut down a lot of resource wastage. The
implementation, includes a MW development side, to create a new API to
implement VERP and a System-Ops component - to route VERP bounces to a
script and call the new API.
Jeff Green is mentoring from the Sys-Ops side and Kunal Mehta
(legoktm) from the MW development side. We have already started by building
up the development environment, with two VBoxes, one acting as the
MediaWiki server and another to act as a router, routing all mails in the
channel to valid/invalid cases so that bounces can be observed. We are
planing to move it to labs, once its up.
I had been part of the MediaWiki community since August 2013, and
it's the community to which I could do my first Open Source Contribution. I
would be more than delighted to do a GSoC with the same community.
Currently, I am doing my second year in Computer Science Engineering at
Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, Kerala, India.
UserPage :- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:01tonythomas
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Tony Thomas <http://tttwrites.in>
*"where there is a wifi,there is a way"*