Hi, I'm interested in the Plugin Management System project possibly being
offered through SoC. I wanted to see if I could get some more information
on the project. I assume it would be written in php? The SoC page mentions
"the student would be provided with a long list of ideas and requirements"
is it possible to divulge any of that information at this time?
From: Paul Lesniewski <paul@sq...> - 2007-03-21 19:25:10
> Hi, I'm interested in the Plugin Management System project possibly being
> offered through SoC. I wanted to see if I could get some more information
> on the project. I assume it would be written in php? The SoC page mentions
> "the student would be provided with a long list of ideas and requirements"
> is it possible to divulge any of that information at this time?
The requirements are not in one neat place (well, many of them are
contained in a couple emails that are readily available, but there are
ideas in other people's heads as well, and part of the project will
entail working with the project admins (and possibly soliciting ideas
from the community) to sort out which ideas get the thumbs up and
which do not).
In a general sense, if you have a look at our website, we have a
simple categorization and download system for plugins. What we are
aiming to do is completely replace the plugin categorization, browsing
and downloading system, as well as the administrative pages where
plugin authors upload their plugins. Authors currently are given an
administrative login where they can freely upload new plugins or add
new releases for any other plugins, but we will be changing this such
that new plugins are submitted using a web page, which then sends an
email off to the plugin team who have to then review the plugin
(several of the review points should be automatically done by the
plugin tool -- the tool can scan the uploaded plugin code for certain
things that are required by our plugin standards) and approve it
before it is then automatically posted to the website. After plugins
are on the site, of course, we'll also want a larger number of ways to
search for plugins as well as more details displayed on each plugin
page concerning version compatibility, whether or not the plugin
installation process requires any patches to the SquirrelMail source,
So no, sorry to say, there is not explicit SRS or such document - some
of the specs are in email form, but some of them are in my head and
the heads of other admins, and getting all that into one place will be
part of the challenge. ;-)