[wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2008

Ronald Heft ron at cavemonkey50.com
Tue Feb 26 05:50:12 GMT 2008

Like Jacob, I'm looking to be a student again this year, but hopefully we
can get some great mentors for 2008. I'm really hoping some excellent ideas
can be be formulated this year as well. I'd love to tackle a fairly large
project that would benefit the majority of WordPress users, whatever that
may be.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name>

> 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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Ronald Heft, Jr.
Information Sciences and Technology
Pennsylvania State University

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