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About you

  1. What is your name?
    • Ming Yin
  2. What is your email address?
  3. What is your wiki username?
    • myin
  4. What is your IRC nickname?
    • myin
  5. What is your primary language? (We have mentors who may speak your preferred languages and can match you with one of them if you request.)
    • English
  6. Where are you located, and what hours do you tend to work? (We also try to match mentors by general time zone if possible.)
    • Shanghai, P.R.China. UTC+8.
  7. Have you participated in an open-source project before? If so, please send us URLs to your profile pages for those projects, or some other demonstration of the work that you have done in open-source. If not, why do you want to work on an open-source project this summer?
    • I have solid background in programming and experiences working for some big software companies such as Microsoft. I have design and developed several web application projects which would help me a lot with this project Dorrie. I have also worked as a network administrator, which help me gain knowledge and experiences in linux the system. However, most of these projects are unavailable as a reference here since they are of internal uses only.
    • Although most of my previous works have nothing to do with open source, I am really passionate with it. It makes a difference as a contributor to the community, which is very significant for me.
    • I have some of my small schoolworks in google code:
    • It is usually not easy to start contribute to open-source communities without help from existing members. And the Summer Coding program is just a wonderful opportunity for the students to get started with it.

About your project

  1. What is the name of your project?
    • New Features of Dorrie
  2. Does your project come from an idea on the Summer Coding 2010 ideas page? If so, provide a link for reference, as well as a link to any discussions with mentors about your proposal.
  1. Describe your project in 10-20 sentences. What are you making? Who are you making it for, and why do they need it? What technologies (programming languages, etc.) will you be using?
    • Dorrie is a Web interface to build customized Fedora Remixes. It is a Free Software licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3 or later and written using Django/Python.
      • User management - integration with FAS.
      • Tabbed workflow with AJAX.
      • Search Packages.
      • Add default users to Kickstart. Custom root password.
      • Hostname
      • Default Wallpaper, home directory content,
      • Add user defined repositories.
      • Upload Custom packages.
    • The major audiences of the project are those who want to create Fedora remixes. They usually need to do a lot with package and system configurations, as well as various files, which would be rather complicating and bothersome. Dorrie provides a friendly user interface and simplifies the operations with this kind of works. This can save time and minimize errors for both the inexperienced and those who do this often.
    • We use Django on Python to implement the web application with html and javascript on the client side. AJAX techniques are involved. Back-end scripts are implemented with python too.
  1. What is the timeline for development of your project? The Fedora Summer Coding work period is 11 weeks long, May 24 - August 9; tell us what you will be working on each week. (As the summer goes on, you and your mentor will adjust your schedule, but it's good to have a plan at the beginning so you have an idea of where you're headed.) Note that you should probably plan to have something "working and 90% done" by the midterm evaluation (July 5-12); the last steps always take longer than you think, and we will consider canceling projects that are not mostly working by then.
    • If your project development progresses differently so there is not 90% functionality by the mid-term, you must be in regular contact with your mentor about this. Your mentor must not be surprised about the state of your project when the mid-term comes.
    • If you are not progressed this far in mid-term, you must have a plan with your mentor to fix the situation.
  1. Convince us, in 5-15 sentences, that you will be able to successfully complete your project in the timeline you have described. This is usually where people describe their past experiences, credentials, prior projects, schoolwork, and that sort of thing, but be creative. Link to prior work or other resources as relevant.

I have created a few sites,

You and the community

  1. If your project is successfully completed, what will its impact be on the Fedora community? Give 3 answers, each 1-3 paragraphs in length. The first one should be yours. The other two should be answers from members of the Fedora community, at least one of whom should be a Fedora Summer Coding mentor. Provide email contact information for non-Summer Coding mentors.
  2. What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn't around?
  3. In addition to the required blogging minimum of twice per week, how do you propose to keep the community informed of your progress and any problems or questions you might have over the course of the project?


  1. We want to make sure that you are prepared before the project starts
    • Can you set up an appropriate development environment?
    • Have you met your proposed mentor and members of the associated community?
  2. What is your t-shirt size?
  3. Describe a great learning experience you had as a child.
  4. Is there anything else we should have asked you or anything else that we should know that might make us like you or your project more?

Note: you will post this application on the wiki in the category Category:Summer Coding 2010 applications. We encourage you to browse this category and comment on the talk page of other applications. Also, others' comments and your responses on the talk page of your own application are viewed favorably, and, while we don't like repetitive spam, we welcome honest questions and discussion of your project idea on the mailing list and/or IRC.

The NeL project has some good general recommendations for writing proposals. We encourage Summer Coding code to include tests.


Use the Talk:Summer Coding 2010 student proposal application to actually make comment, which then appear here on the main proposal page. You can use this link to make a new comment].

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