That sounds like a good idea, and that's what I should have said before - sorry about that. After all, ultimately it's up to the students, not me or anyone else, what projects get done.


On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Stephan Gambke <s7eph4n@gmail.com> wrote:

>> > it doesn't seem important enough, in my opinion, to get a slot in the
>> Google Summer of Code
>> I tend to agree here. There are things in greater demand that would be
>> useful to more people that could be done. However, I think this idea
>> should go on the GSoC page regardless. If we get a very capable student
>> for it, and have less success for other ideas, then it might very well
>> be worth the effort.
> +1
> The purpose of GSoC is not only to benefit the host project but also to
> allow fresh developers to pursue some interesting (for them) projects,
> i.e., to learn something. So from this perspective, I would not stop a
> good applicant who really wants to do this (or any other sound idea that
> they really want to do). I am sure that the initial discussion with the
> mentor can always lead to a project plan that maintains a good balance
> between being useful and being interesting.


thanks for your comments. What I will do is, I will add the task to the
page with the understanding that other project ideas will have
precedence if there are applicants for them.

I guess I will also have a closer look on Page Extensions. I'd rather
not use Lua for this because 1. this would indeed mean introducing
another language for specifying things in forms, 2. MW itself does not
support Lua yet and 3. I simply do not have any experience with it. Of
course, the whole thing would need to be discussed with the student and
the result could well be to go for Lua anyway.


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