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  • Andrea Middleton 8:04 pm on August 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply


    To clarify, you should all have your demonstration videos/screencasts uploaded to no later than Sunday, August 28. These will be referenced in your final presentations on IRC next week.

  • Andrea Middleton 12:26 am on August 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    Final IRC Presentation Schedule 

    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

    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, Stas Suscov, Sept 2, 16:30 UTC

    @anirudh24seven & @jacobwg, email me with the best date/time for you. Thanks!

    • Andrea Middleton 6:13 pm on August 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      File Uploader Upgrade, Jacob Gillespie: Sept 1, 16:30 UTC
      Refresh Android app UI, Anirudh S: Sept 2, 15:30 UTC

    • Andrea Middleton 3:04 am on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      David Julia rescheduled due to a minor car accident today.

    • Daryl Koopersmith 6:02 pm on September 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Anirudh S has been rescheduled due to time-zone confusion. The new time is Monday, Sept 5, 17:00 UTC.

  • Andrea Middleton 9:32 pm on August 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Students, you have all been added as authors to 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.

    • Stas Sușcov 8:52 pm on August 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Why doesn’t accept mkv videos?! I’m doing my 3rd re-encoding, in the hope I won’t need to register a new screen-cast 😐

    • Mihai Chereji 10:47 pm on August 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      @suscov – use transmageddon to convert to .ogg, then rename to .ogv, then upload. (this is how it worked for me, after, yes, about 3-4 re-econdings)

  • Jacob Gillespie 10:31 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    File Uploader – Done 

    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!

  • Ben Balter 8:23 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    This Isn’t Goodbye, This is I’ll See You Again 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.



    • Jon Cave 8:31 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Since this is GoogleSoC I’m surprised at how quickly this project is out of beta! 😉

      Thanks for the hard work. Great job!

  • Stas Sușcov 12:40 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Citing @jane… </gsoc year="2011"> 🙂

  • Mert Yazıcıoğlu 3:15 am on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    WordPress Move – The Future 

    Hello everyone,

    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!

    • Mike Schroder 9:42 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Grats on finishing! I know a lot of hard work went into the project, and have appreciated your willingness and availability to chat.

      • Mert Yazıcıoğlu 11:28 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you very much! You helped me find a major bug during the testing period. Thanks a lot for your interest in the project!

  • Anirudh 2:10 am on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    Android App UI – the experience and what’s next 

    Hey guys,

    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. 🙂

  • Mihai Chereji 3:43 pm on August 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    LocalStorage – impressions, future plans, ideas, roadplan, 

    Hello world.

    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:

    • 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.
    Thanks a lot to my mentors, and I hope the community will find my work useful. Have a nice end-of-summer, everyone 🙂
  • Andrea Middleton 12:26 pm on August 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    “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.

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