[wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2008
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Tue Feb 26 17:28:01 GMT 2008
On 2/26/08, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> 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
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> Also known as darkdragon and santosj on WP trac.
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I'm in school too, but I have no idea if I'll have time come Summer....
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