I hadn't announced it yet just because I was swamped with other work,
but yes, Google is holding GSoC 2012 and MediaWiki is applying to
participate. More details at
If Brion, Tim, etc. are ok with it, I'll be organizational administrator
again this year and run our application process. Which means I'll be
seeking mentors this month and submitting our application by early March.
I'll respond to Aashish inline. Hi Aashish! Welcome to MediaWiki!
On 02/10/2012 12:54 PM, Aashish Mittal wrote:
I am Aashish Mittal, a final year student from Mumbai University, India. I
aim to take part in GSoC 2012 with Mediawiki and wish to get an early start
in knowing and understanding the software well.
I am relatively new to the organizationg. I have been through the intro
steps <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker> and
the project ideas of this year. I have started working on the code and
submitted a patch for one of the bugs (bug
and am looking into solving more bugs.
Thanks! That's a great start.
I am going through the projects and the attached
links. However, I would
request some more details on the following projects:
1. Integration of Mediawiki/Sakai: I have been a GSoC student with Sakai in
2010, so I would like to explore the project more deeper.
I just threw that idea on there with basically no further details,
because I have none. I suggest that you create a proposal. In Google
Summer of Code, the student creates the proposal. (See
for more tips.) Go ahead and investigate Sakai's needs, MediaWiki's
needs, and educators' needs, and think of what kind of integration you
think would be useful, and then write that spec. If you write it on a
subpage of your mediawiki.org
user page and then circulate that link on
this mailing list and on our IRC channel (#mediawiki on Freenode) then
you can get feedback before the application deadline.
2. Convention extension for converting mediawiki wiki
into website for
conference. I have been through the links, but I would like to get a better
technical understanding of this project related to the implementation of
the project. Any appropriate link or some useful guidelines would be great.
The people who know the most about that idea are Chad Horohoe, who was
thinking of working on this -- Chad, do you have some abandoned code
somewhere that Aashish could look at? -- and the Wikimania organizers,
who are at #wikimania on Freenode and
. You have the
chance to do product design here, Aashish! :-)
Apart from the above two projects, I am interested in
a couple of more
projects (Create a way to have “books” for
Give editors a way to slice
and dice their watchlists with
I am going through the comments on their bugzilla page.
Kindly provide me with some suggestions or tips which would help me
understand the project and their implementation aspects better. Any help
regarding the same would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I don't know anything more about those, Aashish, but you should probably
talk to the people who filed those bugs. Maybe you should leave
comments on those Bugzilla issues explaining your aims and asking useful
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