[wp-hackers] GSoC 2011

Thomas Van Eyck thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 02:39:57 UTC 2011

So far no more feedback. Does that mean there is not interest for it, or
that its more or less ok? :-) What is the next step? I finalize the
proposal. How about a mentor? Who does most of the work on the WP UI?



2011/4/2 Thomas Van Eyck <thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com>

> Thx for the feedback scribu!
> Anybody else have some feedback?
> Thanks
> 2011/4/1 Thomas Van Eyck <thomas.vaneyck at gmail.com>
>> Hi,
>> 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!
>> Thomas
>> 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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