[wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2008

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Tue Feb 26 05:11:50 GMT 2008

Lloyd Budd wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Ronald Heft <ron at cavemonkey50.com> wrote:
>> I noticed that today Google announced they will be running the Summer of
>>  Code again in 2008: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/. Does WordPress plan
>>  on applying to participate again this year? I hope so. I'm really looking
>>  forward to this year's Summer of Code and hope to improve upon last year.
> Most definitely. It is *completely* dependent on people volunteering
> to mentor though -- and hopefully less strong arming from me this year
> ;-)
> If you are interesting in volunteering as a mentor please share with
> us in this thread your interest and for now just the broad area of
> expertise / interest for mentoring.
> Thank you,

I would rather be a student, since I'm in school and I don't have too 
much experience with WordPress. Of course, I do know about 20-30% of the 
code base and can easily read code to determine the purpose and follow 
the path and figure the outcome.

Dude, totally could rewrite major portions of the code base to use 
DOMXML and DOM since the requirements have increased to 4.3. You could 
use that as one of the projects. You would need a wrapper to be 
compatible with both DOMXML and DOM, since DOMXML is PHP 4.3.x to PHP 
4.4.x and DOM is PHP 5+ only. If you don't realize by now, you can't use 
both at the same time, or you can only use one or the other. Therefore 
you will have to create something that uses either DOMXML or DOM 
depending on the PHP version.

The advantages of this, would be quicker parsing of XML and 
(well-formed) XHTML. Less bug prone WordPress to WordPress 
Exporter/Importer not dependent on strict formatting standards and 
generally just less bug prone. Would also be totally sweet.


Jacob Santos

http://www.santosj.name - blog
http://funcdoc.wordpress.com - WordPress Documentation Blog/Guide Licensed under GPLv2

Also known as darkdragon and santosj on WP trac.

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