Summer of Code 2008 Project Ideas
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Revision as of 20:27, 18 March 2008 by AmyStephen
This page contains a list of project proposal ideas from the Joomla! project (community members). The mentoring organization has written down a non exhaustive list of project ideas to guide the students into selecting a proper idea.
This list will be updated on a regular base, feel free to drop any other idea into into the Google Summer of Code 2008 Forum Area or use the Google Summer of Code mail list (don't forget to register to the forum and list before you can post).
We would kindly ask you not to add new projects her unless you are one of the project mentors, please discuss these on the list/forum mentioned above.
- 1 Unit Tests
- 2 Article Versioning
- 3 Whiteboard component
- 4 Multi-site implemententation
- 5 Image Manager improvements
- 6 Searching Improvements
- 7 Multi-lingual support
- 8 SEF URL Plugins
- 9 MultiDB support
- 10 Forms
- 11 Export and Import Tools
- 12 Comments
- 13 Tags
- 14 TinyMCE
- 15 Mootools
- 16 Error Page Handling
- 17 Data Portability
- 18 Semantic Web
- 19 Semantic Web: Triplify
- 20 Semantic Web: Linked Data
- 21 Facebook Integration
- 22 Open Social Integration
- 23 Native Joomla! 1.5 Forum
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Image Manager improvements
Thumbnails and image resizing, watermarking, caching, batch uploading, flood protection, enhanced security checking on file contents, per user galleries
Aadvanced search capabilities including specific content types including third party extensions, section and category, weighted searches, Ajax support, multiple tabbed results sorted differently include most recent, relevance, external API's like Google and Yahoo
Create environment where articles can be translated and stored using same menu structure, configured SEF URLs to have translated PLUGs and language in URL
SEF URL Plugins
Various options like category/article-name.html, blog/CCYY-MM-DD/Article, etc.
Create database abstraction layer and support for MySQL and PostGres
Create component that makes it easy for end users to create forms, consider Ajax support
Export and Import Tools
Create tools that make it easier for end users to migrate content into and out of Joomla!
Threaded and not threaded, support for various content-types, not just articles
Tagging for various content-types
Create a plugin for TinyMCE that makes it easy for end users to choose which add-ons they want without hacking the core
Create an PHP API for using mootools.
Error Page Handling
Create a component that will handle standard errors (ex. 404) so that headers are sent for the error code, but the error is trapped and redirected from the error.php file back to Joomla! where it can be handled on a normal webpage.
Implement recommendations for Site Developers for Data Portability http://groups.google.com/group/dataport ... developers including creating an OAuth plugin that can be used with data services http://oauth.net/core/1.0
Deploy Triplify for Joomla! v 1.5, mapping to existing vocabularies and exposing publicly available content http://triplify.org/ and also deploy xmlgrddl, http://code.google.com/p/xmlgrddl/ producing RDF from the xHTML content. Compare and contrast methods; evaluate which method is better or if there are situations where one is better than the other. Create extension for use by community with instructions for both.
Semantic Web - Create RDF output for standard Joomla! website using various vocabularies http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/ ; create a set of template overrides that can be used by community to produce the semantic output
Semantic Web: Triplify
This project implements Triplify with a Joomla! v 1.5 database to extract publicly available content as RDF/N3 output, given existing vocabularies.
Plan sample data for Joomla! that can be used to demonstrate a basic social networking environment in Joomla! that draws from:
- foaf data
- SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) data
- Use Kevin Devine's User meta to create additional User data elements needed.
- Add data elements and user maintenance processes that provide for privacy questions and responses in order to ensure end user is willing to share information.
Integrate Triplify into this environment mapping data base data elements to existing vocabularies and exposing publicly available, given end user privacy responses.
Make solution available as an extension on the Joomla! Extensions Directory, along with adequate user documentation and a case study that demonstrates the capability now available.
Semantic Web: Linked Data
Using Joomla!'s template overrides, create a set of layout files that can be used in any template to offer appropriate RDF output. Create RDF output for standard Joomla! website using various vocabularies http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/ ; create a set of template overrides that can be used by community to produce the semantic output
Open Social Integration
Native Joomla! 1.5 Forum
Create a very simple Forum that is easily extendable, uses the Joomla! 1.5 API and maybe the new features in Joomla! 1.6. Concept should make use of plugins and modules where possible.