[Phpmyadmin-devel] Regarding Feature Request and Proposal

Pranav Sharma vanarpsharma at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 04:41:12 CET 2015

Hi phpMyAdmin,
I just wanted to introduce myself formally. My name is Pranav Sharma. I am
a Computer Science student from Thapar University and wanted to take part
in this years GSoC with phpMyAdmin. I think you are familiar with me since
I have been contributing to phpMyAdmin off late. I have also submitted a
rough draft of my proposal on the google melange site. I was hoping I could
get some guiding remarks there.

Regarding the Voice Commands: -
I have been following all the mails, and do agree with Marc and Isaac, that
phpMyAdmin might not benefit much from voice commands. But I also feel that
integrating voice commands today, might pave the way for features
unforeseen today. I feel that voice commands is like taking the moon shot.
It can be 'innovative' for phpMyAdmin. I am not sure if such a version
exists, but maybe phpMyAdmin could have an experimental branch; where all
these innovative things are being tried and tested, and the best ones can
make it to the final version. I am only thinking out loud.

Regarding feature request
http://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/701/ (Print View CSS)
1) Do you mean that getting the html flashed from the query executed,
should be picked up from the page and displayed in the Print View? I am
having trouble interpreting Chris Livelys suggestion for the solution.

Regarding feature request
http://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/501/ (Support SSL
1) Is this still for GSoC? I believe it has already been implemented

Regarding Feature Request
http://sourceforge.net/p/phpmyadmin/feature-requests/1060/ (Designed should
remember settings)
1) It says that designer should remember snap to grid and angular links. I
cannot understand this, what is its utility. I have played around with it
in the designer and it hasnt done anything. Could i be provided with a use
case? Do you mean that when i click these two button and they get
highlighted, and i close the window. When i reopen the window, they should
still be highlighted?

Regarding Feature Request (Export Progress Bar)
1) I made appropriate changes so that it wouldnt make any errors regarding
unexpected end of input. This was basically happening because i wasnt
returning json data but plain text. However there still persists an issue.
It is a browser issue and that of Firefox. It seems firefox is unable to
handle repeatedly polled requests; when the request to the progress script
is made, it is immediately left dangling, and replaced by the export
request. I feel that this is some deep browser issue. I have tried a lot of
googling but in vain. However the solution works beautifully on Chrome. Is
it possible that a ticket can be opened regarding this issue on firefox.
The solution is only failing in firefox, I feel that this solution shouldnt
be abandoned just like this. The help of experienced programmers could help
salvage/improve the solution for firefox. If you allow, I can make another
pull request with the updated solution.

Lastly, if i can please get some guiding remarks for my proposal, It would
really be helpful.
Thank you phpMyAdmin, you have been very helpful. :)
Pranav Sharma
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