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  1. Must include a schedule that was worked out with mentor
  2. Keep on eye on the Talk: page that is associated with the proposal page you create. Click on the discussion link on the top of your proposal page. The Talk: page is where mentors comment on your proposal.
  3. Make sure you have clicked on the watch link on the top of your proposal page(s) and Talk: page(s). Use the link to my preferences at the top of the page to set your Watchlist preferences to email you when changes are made.

About me

  1. What is your name?
    • Haohua Li
  2. What is your email address?
  3. What is your wiki username?
    • egg90
  4. What is your IRC nickname?
    • egg90
  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.)
    • Chinese
  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.)
    • China(GMT+8), From afternoon to Midnight(GMT 4:00 - GMT 16:00)
  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?
    • Yes, I participated in some open-source projects before.These are some of them:
Fetion Weather Forcast
   [Source Code:]

 Sending weather forecast using Chinese Mobile Fetion SMS to you or your Fetion friends.
 You can have your own schedule that when to send the SMS.
 It contains the the weather forecast of major city in China.
RenRen Farm Helper -_-
   [Source Code:]
  • Project page
  1. English Version:
  2. Chinese Version:

About your project

  1. What is the name of your project?
    • Auto-Codec FTP

  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.
    • No, it's original. But we still don't have a mentor.

  3. 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?
    • It's a FTP client with an easy to use interface.
    • There's a general problem in non-English speaking countries. The ftp servers in these countries always don't use UNICODE to code the return data. This causes the unreadable codes in local software. Therefore, the most important feature of our project is to solve the inconsistent coding between the servers and local operation system. This can provide convenience to non-English speaking countries' users.

    • In addition, our FTP client may also offer the following features:
    • 1) A list including major universities and enterprises open FTP server. The list support for custom and up-to-date by us.
    • 2) Automatically prevent disconnecting by the server.
    • 3) Optional record the last successful FTP login password.
    • 4) Auto FTP detection to judge whether the FTP servers is connectable and the connecting speed in the list. (via “ping”)
    • 5) Daily tips to help the users learn the features of the software.

    • We are using Python 2.6 and PyQt4 to program.

  4. 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.
    Here is our Schedule:
    • 5.1-5.20
      Start the designing of the project.
      Work out the wiki page.
      Communicate with the community.
    • 5.21-5.31
      Software requirements analyze.
    • First Week in June
      Start coding. Design the basic core system of the program.
    • Second and Third Week in June
      Perfect the core code.
      Implement the details of the function.
    • Forth Week in June
      Design the GUI.
    • 7.1-7.12
      Project is nearly complete. (90%)
      Ready for midterm evaluation.
    • 7.13-7.20
      Continue the project, optimizing the code efficiency.
    • 7.21-7.31
      The preparation of the documents.
      Remove bugs and ready for release.
    • 8.1-8.9
      Final check and fix for the project.
      Complete the project.

  5. 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.
    • We have much python development experience (including the two GAE applications).
    • We also have a lot of spare time to contribute to the Fedora Project on summer vocation.
    • We are good at English and happy to share with community. Although we don't have a mentor yet, I and my teammate are in the SJTU and UESTC (Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China). The two university train professional IT personnel so we have a lot of students, seniors and professors to consult.

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.
    • This project will provide a perfect FTP solution to the non-English-speaking countries' users. It won't let you drop into the unreadable codes dilemma. Also the software will be closer to people's habits.
    • The project is not so complex and the time of our college students are relatively abundant. So we think we can complete it and do the long-term maintenance and update. We are also interested in add more creativity in it.
    • On the other hand, the Fedora community provides much fresh and easy-to-use Linux software and resources. As college students, we wish we could make some contribution to the community. We can make an Auto coding Python library to be used in other projects. The summer coding is a platform to communicate new ideas, new technologies and new codes. I think these communication and exchange should continue.

  2. What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn't around?
    • For technical problems, I'll communicate and ask for help via mail list, wiki, twitter and so on. Raise my question with respect, I believe many friends can help me.
    • For coding and testing problems, I can solve it with my teammates, friends, other teachers or checking books in library. The IRC channel is also a good place to refer to. Anyhow, all roads lead to Rome.

  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?
    • It's a good way to join more mail lists. Out team should not work too stubbornly hard. We should spend more time on releasing demos and let more people join the test. The feedbacks will be very important to our improvements.


  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?

    • We have set up a development environment successfully under Linux. Our IDE is eclipse + Pydev.
    • We don't have a mentor temporarily. But I have a good teammate (ID: sjw204). He is student in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and he is also good at programing. We are classmates since high school. We communicate with each other closely.

  2. What is your t-shirt size?
    • Both of our size is XL.

  3. Describe a great learning experience you had as a child.
    • There's IT course in my middle school. The teacher taught us Access data search and Regular Expression. It's quite difficult for us to understand the courses. The teacher said that he was eager to give up his nap time and teach us more. Then I always go to his office and he taught me to install the RedHat. I learned some shell and Perl script from him. He is the mentor who leads me into the computer world. So I become a computer fans and learn programing.

  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?
    • 1. The project AutoCodec FTP can be transplanted to many platform such as Windows, Mac OS X and so on.
    • 2. The code should be with clear notes and easy to be reuse.
    • 3. The project can combine with GAE platform if possible to update the resource lists automatically.
    • 4. Multilanguage support as much as possible.

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 Auto Codec FTP to actually make comment, which then appear here on the main proposal page. You can use this link to make a new comment].

Comment: (以下是对项目的留言):

沙发 自己顶自己~&&欢迎大家拍砖

No mentor

A project must have a mentor to proceed. I note doing pre-deadline review of this proposal that it does not have a mentor. If you have a mentor identified, please fix the proposal and inform the team via the summer-coding-discuss list

--Quaid 21:56, 20 May 2010 (UTC)