[Phpmyadmin-devel] Interested in project ideas for GSoC 2011

Madhura Jayaratne madhura.cj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 18:15:36 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:

> Madhura Jayaratne a écrit :
> > Hi All,
> >
> > When I was looking at the 'Idea List' for GSoC 2011, I came across two
> > project ideas that interest me. I would like to know more about these
> > ideas, so I would be able to focus on one specific project idea.
> >
> > The first project idea I'm interested in is 'OpenGIS support' [1]
> > <http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/GSoC_2011_Ideas_List#OpenGIS_support>.
> > As a first step I went through the MySQL documentation on 'Spacial
> > Extension' [2]
> > <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/spatial-extensions.html>. I
> > would like to know a rough outline of the features that is expected to
> > be implemented under OpenGIS support.
> Maybe you noticed that nobody offered to mentor this one so its fate if
> more uncertain. In general, I think it's up to you to propose the
> features that would make sense in a GUI like phpMyAdmin.
> >
> > The second project idea that caught my interest is 'phpMyAdmin_OOP' [3]
> > <http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/GSoC_2011_Ideas_List#phpMyAdmin_OOP>.
> Undoubtedly,
> > when implemented this would help the life of developers much easy. I
> > would like to know the expected scope of this project. Further I would
> > appreciate if you could direct me to any articles or documentation I
> > should read with regard to this.
> The expected scope is not to rewrite all of phpMyAdmin in OOP. You'll
> have to pick some part of the source code that needs refactoring then
> OOPing; a part big enough to make sense in a 12 weeks x 40 hours
> project. Sorry but the exact scope of this has to be determined by the
> student and we'll evaluate if this makes sense.
> I found that this book has interesting views about this process:
> http://www.manning.com/reiersol/
Hi Marc,

I will analyse the code base to identify the areas that can be OOPed and
where the design patterns can be applied. Additionally I will have a look at
the code segments that have already been OOPed to get a better
understanding. Hopefully I will be able to chose the scope such that it is
neither too big nor too small.

Thanks for the clarifications and the useful link.

Thanks and Regards,

Madhura Jayaratne
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