[wp-hackers] [GSoC] profiles.wordpress.org

Stas Sușcov stas at nerd.ro
Wed Mar 30 01:24:03 UTC 2011

În data de Ma, 29-03-2011 la 20:09 -0500, Otto a scris:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Stas Sușcov <stas at nerd.ro> wrote:
> > Let's take a look at current profiles/.org, the updates are stored as
> > activity streams, and though every stream can be of different kind, it
> > can't be tied to a taxonomy, so let's say If I want to generate a page
> > that shows latest @props from trac, I will have to hack BuddyPress,
> > while using post types and custom taxonomy it will be a snap.
> >
> > Or the karma part, the data will still be stored as user metadatas.
> Usermeta can be very tricky on wporg. Remember, we've got 2+ million
> registered users here. Reproducing certain things can easily be done,
> but the question is often if it's worth the trouble.
> If you don't want to use BuddyPress activity streams, then there's no
> reason to do so, and frankly I kind of agree with you. The way
> profiles works with the streams now is somewhat slapdash. However,
> it's better to leverage the existing BuddyPress for parts that are
> needed instead of redeveloping them from scratch. It's better to fix
> what needs fixing than to throw it away and start again.
> And like Jane said, there's other plans for profiles. Things that we
> want to add to it which come from existing features and capabilities
> in other projects, like BuddyPress or bbPress or whatever. Writing it
> from scratch using only-WordPress features is interesting and probably
> more fun, but perhaps not the best use of available time or resources.
> I mean, I can write a forum plugin that uses only custom post types
> and custom taxonomies, or I can install bbPress. Which makes more
> sense in terms of actually getting stuff done?

Well, bbPress is getting a rewrite :)

Anyway, I got the point, I won't be pushing it further.

So again, if we decide to go with BuddyPress (with which I'm
comfortable), does this project represent interest for the community as
a potential gsoc project (I would include the additional features you've
been planing or maybe other that can be discussed along)?


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