[wp-hackers] GSoC 2011

Thomas Van Eyck thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 08:14:44 UTC 2011


I have rewritten my proposal, and I would like to see if there is any
interest for it. I published it on a blog, since I am using drawings to
clarify some things. The website is www.thomasvaneyck.com.

Thanks you!


2011/3/31 Thomas Van Eyck <thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com>

> On it, thx for all the feedback. I will work on a new proposal redirecting
> the focus.
> Thomas
> 2011/3/31 Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com>
>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Thomas Van Eyck
>> <thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > This discussion is getting of track. The do's and dont's of DB design
>> are
>> > important, but not the key topic of the discussion. It has been
>> interesting
>> > though :-)
>> I think if you're wanting to improve the media system, that's perfect
>> for a gsoc project, but perhaps you should focus more on the interface
>> and the end goals instead of how you're wanting to get there from
>> here.
>> The media handling system is quite robust, but it's the interface that
>> people really see. If you had some good goals for what you want people
>> to see, or how an organization system should work from the user's
>> perspective, then you'd have a good project.
>> It's also important to recognize that the system isn't "legacy", as
>> such. Attachments are stored in the posts table for a reason. That's a
>> design feature, not a legacy architecture. The DB design has evolved
>> over time to be highly fast and flexible. There's lots and lots (and
>> friggin' lots) of code dealing with it in specific ways, and generally
>> speaking you can fit pretty much anything you want into it. It's just
>> a matter of rethinking. And I say this as somebody who has had to
>> force myself to unlearn "third normal form" in learning scalable
>> web-database programming. ;)
>> So focus more on that end result. Maybe think about some mockup
>> screens, or what sort of functionality in the interface would be
>> useful to organize media. Heck, just adding an organization system for
>> media would be a big project all by itself.
>> -Otto
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