[wp-hackers] Ideas for GSoC

Brian Iván Martínez xangelux at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 16:08:18 UTC 2013

Is there documentation on the GUID? I thought it was a Microsoft closed
algorithm. About the conflicts, I threw that in in case you wanted to use
integers (decimal) only (for faster query operations) and in case the
resulting new UUID (decimal) conflicts with the old id, then that aproach
can be taken, if that is the case, but if not, the simple new UUID
conversion is taken with no conflicts.

2013/4/30 Eric Mann <eric at eam.me>

> >
> > The new UUID would be made out of the username+timestamp from the epoch
> > and that string would be md5'ed
> Why not use a true GUID? XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX It's a fairly
> standard and recognizable data structure.
> The resulting UUID of the users may conflict between on systems with a
> > large number of users as the new UUID can be the same as the old id of a
> user
> > on those systems.
> If this kind of conflict is possible, then there's a flaw in the UUID
> system you're using.
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Brian Iván Martínez <xangelux at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Hello, I'm interested in the GSoC and I'd like to be mentored by you
> guys.
> > I like some of the ideas in the GSoC over in wordpress site but I have
> some
> > ideas of my own too that I'd like to run by you before submiting my
> proyect
> > thing.
> >
> > The first Idea is:
> >
> > Public/Un-public
> > Sometimes you are writing something, but then you have to go, so you save
> > it as a draft; then you come back and continue your draft and post it.
> But
> > then you realize you wrote something you don't want everyone to see, so
> > your only option is copy the content and delete the post to write it
> > somewhere else. It would be really useful to have a big red/blue button
> to
> > publish your post or hide it if you don't want everybody to read it,
> maybe
> > you have a long post and you plan to post it in a specific date, so you
> > draft it but if you don't remember to post it then you may post it too
> > late, this post button may be programmed to warn you to post it or even
> > post it automatically via a Trigger or php.
> >
> > Besides annother idea is create a social circle inside wordpress where
> you
> > can create a group for close friends who also public in your wordpress or
> > simply in wordpress.com. This is for the only pourpuse of leave post
> only
> > for users on a group. This groups are more important than the blogs you
> > follow, because you can get a really long feed from all the blogs you
> > follow and your friends posts get lost in the huge list that some times
> > becomes too long, didn't read (tl;dr). That adds some interesting
> features
> > to wordpress like  friends groups' feed on a list, friends on a group but
> > don't want their feed on the friends feed and a posibility to send a
> friend
> > a notification of a post if you know your friend will be interested with
> a
> > "tag" friend button instead of an email .
> >
> > Well, it seems I pured some ideas in the last one, well, the next idea is
> > an implementation of the not public post. A lot of users use wordpress
> as a
> > content creation tool but sometimes they write a personal journal and
> don't
> > want to share all of it and it shouldn't be on the regular posts stream
> > because it about their personal life, how about a little journal inside
> > your admin panel. This journal would have tools to link to posts and
> have a
> > preview of the link and the ability to make a todo list. This tool would
> be
> > very good and useful to content creators that plan their posts or the
> ones
> > that are following the development of their site using a todo list to
> check
> > for things that they need, program post titles, program series of posts
> > etc.
> >
> > Apart from this I think the UUID for the users is very interesting as the
> > new user tour.
> >
> > For the new UUID I would first add a column to the user apropriate table.
> > The new UUID would be made out of the username+timestamp from the epoch
> and
> > that string would be md5'ed. If you still want to keep working with
> > integers I would convert md5'ed string to it's equivalent integer value.
> > New users only have the new column value and 0 on the other to start
> > conversion. When the last user has been converted, the old id column
> would
> > be droped. Obviously before doing such a thing, a lot of precausions have
> > to be taken into acount as every function that has access to or need the
> > user id have to be "hacked" to verify the two numbers before each action
> is
> > taken. The resulting UUID of the users may conflict between on systems
> with
> > a large number of users as the new UUID can be the same as the old id of
> a
> > user on those systems. For that to be plausible there has to be extra
> steps
> > that migrate the users id to UUID in md5'ed strings only and then check
> the
> > result for converting the UUID to a integer equivalent if there is a user
> > with that id, if so, first convert that user to new UUID and delete the
> old
> > id. Do that check recursively so if that issue repets, firs check the
> user
> > down and so on. At the end of the "conversion" drop the extra column and
> > un-hack the functions that you previously hacked.
> >
> > For the new user tour I think It would be better to have a meter but with
> > different levels, if you only want to create posts, a quick tour to show
> > you about creation of new posts, basic moderation, notifications, select
> a
> > theme, change password and where and how to read statistics. If you want
> a
> > more advanced tour click a button in each part of the admin tools telling
> > which does what and examples or tips to get a better experience.
> >
> > I'm studying Computer Science Engeneering in México, Michoacán State and
> > have knolege on databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL mostly), networking
> > (Intermediate) and programming in C, C++(rusty in that), Java, PHP,
> > JavaScript (basic, JQuery), learning ruby/RoR.
> >
> > If any of my ideas was interesting pleas let me know which to apply to
> the
> > GSoC with you guys, if not tel me if I can help with annother one of your
> > ideas.
> >
> > Thanks for your time.
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