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- 1 Supporting Mentors
- 2 Project name
- 3 Web hosting control panel
- 4 Infrastructure for Fedora contributors and users
- 5 mw enhancements
- 6 Applications for desktop end users
Following contributors are also willing to support the GSoC 2012 program. (please feel free to add your self, attach the user page). Sometimes there should be some backing up mentors to mentor if the original mentor get busy with something for a short time period. In such case we need help.
Summary of idea:
Web hosting control panel
Status: Proposed - Draft
Summary of idea: develop a free alternative of cpanel / plesk control panels, 100% compatible with fedora, and redhat enterprise Linux. written in python.
Contacts: itamarjp [AT] fedoraproject [DOT] org
Infrastructure for Fedora contributors and users
Implement a survey infrastructure for the Fedora Project
Status: Proposed - Draft
Summary of idea: Surveys are important to increase the quality of a service, and it is true for the Fedora project as well.(discussions ) In this project it is supposed to implement a survey infrastructure facility so that the contributors can use for various activities as per the need.
The concern is to develop a simple web base survey system OR implement a existing survey project and customized as required, so that contributors can easily create surveys and dig for results as well. Linking with the [FAS|FAS] is required. Further it should be compatible with anonymous and open ID so that if the creator set for those authentication the survey should allow those authentications. Statistics and other required reports can be obtained. So that it is easy to analyse.
Contacts: bckurera [AT] fedoraproject [DOT] org
Notes: This idea is improving, please contact for upto-date details.
Design Hub: FLOSS Collaboration for FLOSS Designers
Status: Proposed - Draft
Summary of idea: Free software designers don't have a great set of tools to work with to collaborate with each other and with the community on their design work. With this project, we'd like to make progress towards fixing that. We have some disparate ideas / tools that we'd like to be integrated:
- Sparkleshare - a git-backed, Dropbox like system that will automatically check in and push files in project directly to a shared git repo
- Design Hub - an idea and a ruby on rails prototype of a web front end that could potentially serve as a front end to git repos with design assets *and* serve as well as a front end to magic mockup mockups in said repos
- Inkscape is our preferred design tool of choice; it would be great if it had some GUI integration with Magic Mockup, Sparkleshare, and Design Hub
Contacts: duffy at fedoraproject [dot] org
Notes: We can provide a development platform for the web UI at openshift.redhat.com. Also, note this project doesn't just benefit Fedora designers, but it benefits all FLOSS designers.
Summary of idea: mw is a command-line program that pretends to be a version control system for MediaWiki-based sites. It should eventually help people who are console nuts (like me) edit MediaWiki-based wikis without having to shout at their web browser.
Contacts: Ian Weller
Mentor(s): Ian Weller
Notes: Here are some ideas for students: User:Ianweller/mw thoughts
Applications for desktop end users
These are coding projects that benefit end users of the Linux desktop.
Integrate Proxy Settings and Network Connections(Locations)
Summary of idea: The system should use an appropriate networking profile (e.g. Proxy settings) for each network connection.
Gnome 2 had a concept of network locations in its Network Proxy configuration window. However, user should selected the appropriate location whenever he moves between networks. This idea is about providing an integration between NetworkManager and Desktop environments so that a user can create network profiles for each network location(connection) providing appropriate settings like proxy settings which is the main proposed setting here. NetworkManager can have a "Network Location" concept: for wireless networks, usually the name of the network (ESSID) is usually enough. For wired connections, DHCP servers can and usually do provide network's domain name, which can be used as the name of the location. It is nice if a user can associate each network location with a network settings profile which will be used whenever the user is connected to that network automatically. So, when you connect to a network, a corresponding network settings profile is activated automatically.
Contacts: Hedayat Vatankhah
Notes: There is an entry with some description in NetworkManager TODO which should be considered for the implementation