To clarify, you should all have your demonstration videos/screencasts uploaded to wp.tv no later than Sunday, August 28. These will be referenced in your final presentations on IRC next week.
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We’ve pushed the presentation dates to August 29-Sept 2, to give the dev community more time to plan to attend and to allow you to get your screenscasts/video demos posted as drafts to WordPress.tv.
If the below date/time doesn’t work for you, please let me know as soon as you can.
Language Packs, Marko Novakovic: August 29, 16:30 UTC
Local Storage Drafts backup, Mihai Chereji: August 30, 16:00 UTC
Enhanced emails, Wojtek Szutnik: August 30, 16:30 UTC
Extending WP Webservices, Prasath Nadarajah: August 30, 17:00 UTC
Threaded comments, Lukasz Koprowski: August 30, 17:30 UTC
Template Versioning, David Julia: August 30, 18:00 UTC
WordPress Move, Mert Yazicioglu: Sept 1, 16:00 UTC
Document Revisions, Ben Balter: Sept 2, 16:00 UTC
learn.wordpress.org, Stas Suscov, Sept 2, 16:30 UTC
Students, you have all been added as authors to WordPress.tv so you can upload your screencast/video demonstration of your projects for reference during your final presentations.
Please save your post as a draft, and name your draft the appropriate version of “GSoC: Project Name, Student”. 🙂
I’ll be posting the schedule for final presentations later today.
The file uploader project is completed! I’m really looking forward to 3.3’s release so I can start using it in my own projects. 🙂
Thank you for all your support, and I would like to especially say thank you to Daryl and Andrew for being awesome mentors on this project!
Hopefully I can continue doing WP development – I’ve got my regular schooling starting up this week, but hopefully I will find the time. I’m definitely planning to apply for GSoC next summer!
See you all later and hopefully soon!
Just pushed the latest “revision” of WP Document Revision into the .org repo (“0.6”). I’m thinking of this as somewhat of an RC1, and pending any unexpected fires, hope to have a formal 1.0 along with a screencast and some better documentation in the very near future. Slowly transitioning the GSOC repo to end of life, so if you’re playing the home game, be sure to check .org for updates.
Please feel free to install the plugin (all indications suggest that its mature and stable), and let me know your thoughts. I have been configuring WordPress as a document management system for an academic publication, and have even surprised myself at how customizable it is (adding additional fields, changing the word “document” to “article”, fine tuning permissions, etc.).
It goes without saying, that none of this would be possible without the sage wisdom of the WP Document Revisions mentoring team. Special thanks to Mitcho, Jorbin, Duck_, and Nacin for their invaluable guidance, knowledge, and insight. I would also like to thank the WordPress community more broadly for the both the opportunity to give back and for the constant feedback and support throughout the summer.
Thanks for the memories, and rest assured that this is just the beginning, not the end.
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First of all, I want to thank everybody who made my summer the best one I ever had. It was a great experience that led to meeting awesome people and learning many new things. Honestly, I did not know WordPress had such great developers/contributors and a great community. It is no surprise that it is the most widely used content management system in the world.
Thanks to my mentors’ guidance and helps, my project went very well and become something I am really proud of. Of course, since it is the first release, it may have bugs we missed during the testing phase or missing features people would love to see. No worries, I will keep developing WordPress Move in the future to make it the best plugin ever written for this purpose. In the upcoming releases, I will reorganize the file structure of the plugin and add support for migrating and changing the domain name at the same time. I have some really cool ideas apart from these too, so stay tuned! 😉
The plugin has been downloaded 155 times in its first 30 hours on WordPress Plugin Directory which is well above my expectations. If you need such a plugin, please go ahead, download it from WordPress Plugin Directory and provide me some feedback on how I can improve it.
Once again, I want to thank my mentors and the WordPress community for being so awesome. I am so happy to be a part of this community and will do my best to contribute it as much as I can.
See you soon!
GSoC 2011 has been an awesome experience! Not only was it fun to code but also was a great way to bond with the WordPress community. I was lucky to have to have mentors who were nothing but awesome! I would like to thank them the most!
Initially, I had a few hiccups which were delaying my work on the project. But I was able to bring my project back on track. I learnt a lot of things on the way, and I have been able to implement additional features in my project too, during the GSoC time period.
I was also given commit access to the main project repository. I started working over there once I got access and I have finally updated my GSoC repository with that code.
I would like to take this forward and become a full-time committer to the project, next, so that I can work on future projects for WordPress on Android.
Thank you mentors for your guidance, the community for the support and everyone for the experience! You will be seeing more of me in the near future. 🙂
Well, this is the last of my updates on this blog, I guess. Let me start by saying this has been a really nice experience. I feel like I’ve learned quite a bit, and has done nothing but to strengthen my resolve to become an active part of the WordPress community.
IMHO, the plug-in turned out really nice. But software is never done, and I’m determined to work on it even further.
First thing, like @wojtekskutnik, I’ll post a call on wp-hackers to help with further testing and feedback.
1.0 will be the version after some further “real-world” testing is done.
Subsequent versions will have the following improvements:
Thanks a lot to my mentors, and I hope the community will find my work useful. Have a nice end-of-summer, everyone 🙂
- multiple versions backed up for each post (right now the plug-in saves the latest autosave and the latest “final” version). On request, the user will be able to see each one.
- a meta-box which will hold a button to manually “Save to localStorage”, the previous versions, and a button to delete any (or all) the versions.
- leveraging Application Cache to keep an editor in browser cache. On connection down, clicking on “Add post” will bring up this minimal editor.
- Integration with core, hopefully for 3.4.
“Pencils down” is today at 19:00 UTC. If you have not completed all the finishing touches on your project, you have less than 7 hours to do so!
Final evaluations will be completed this week.