[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSOC Interesting

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 18:32:54 CET 2011

2011/3/19 Lunkan <andreas.lunkan at gmail.com>:
> Hi pma developing community!
> First of all, a small presentation, my name is Andreas Lundquist and is a
> pre-graduate student from Sweden. I have been using phpmyadmin a lot when
> doing things like small websites and so.
> It's always been my first choice when doing web development.
> I'm interested in the idea of improving the browse-mode like said on the
> idea page
> at http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/GSoC_2011_Ideas_List#Browse-mode_improvements.
> There were quite many users who have sent in requests about this topic and
> many of them I think are possible to implement.
> Sadly I have never contributed to any open-source projects before so this
> mailinglist and stuff like git is quite new for me. However I have been
> using svn on some projects so I'm not to blown away of the idea.
> I have managed to get the source code to a local git repository and will
> create a repository on the site recommended by the git guide in the wiki.
> I will look through the source code and hopefully understand the structure
> and try to fix some bugs or requests from the bug tracker so I get the idea
> of sending in code to be reviewed.
> Just one question though just to be clear, am I supposed to write a line in
> the bug tracker before I start try to implement it even if I'm not sure I
> could do it?
> That's all for now, just thought I should present myself to the community so
> you know who I am.
> Best regards,
> Andreas Lundquist

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for the elaborate introduction. Welcome on the mailing list.

To answer your question about the bug/feature tracker : it is always a
good idea to let others know you are working on a patch, to avoid that
two or more people are working on the same patch.

But I guess before you start working on a patch, you reviewed the bug,
tried to reproduce it and looked for the problem in order to get an
idea on how to solve it, so by that time you should know if you will
be able to fix it. ;)

In the case you stop working on it, or don't plan to finish it, add
another comment that you're not working on it anymore, so that others
can work on it.

Good luck with GSoC (and submitting your proposal).

Kind regards,


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