Summer of Code 2010/Project ideas

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This sections contains the 2010 idea's for GSoC projects, but is in no way a limitation to what awesome things you can do! You can also have a look at the project ideas from last year, or overview of past projects.

MediaWiki core[edit]

  • Editor interface, based on templates, that allows for append, prepend, or a complete takeover of the editing box. Would display as a block of fields that border or cover the editing box. Would recall fields after first creation. Would work with both the wikitext editor and the WYSIWYG editor. Could find use in multiple projects such as Wiktionary and Wikieducator.org.

New extensions[edit]

  • A bran new article ownership and expiration model for wikis. Take a look at the propsal Tfinc 00:21, 20 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • A meta-skin that would make future skinning efforts easier. Check out Drupal's Zen skin for inspiration (and maybe even some code). -- RobLa 01:08, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • An on-page record button for Wiktionary pronunciations (and/or) audio article (there are some java applets out there, backend integration is likely to be the stickiest point). 131.111.220.6 00:25, 12 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Existing extensions[edit]

  • Extend the import/export functionality of Semantic MediaWiki to enable the use of SMW as a general collaborative RDF editor that can be integrated as part of workflows in a uniform way (Export RDF from workflow --> Collaboratively edit in SMW --> Import back RDF to workflow) (More info...). -- Samuel Lampa
  • Improve and extend the Javascript for Semantic MediaWiki and some of its spinoff extensions, most notably Semantic Forms - this would include transferring over much of the Javascript to use the jQuery library, which is now becoming a MediaWiki standard. - Yaron Koren
  • Add a syntax whitelister for Extension:Gnuplot to try to avoid accidental shell access, and, ideally, to provide some kind of guarantees on execution time. Conrad.Irwin 17:31, 18 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Services and other outside technology[edit]

A big deal of work here has actually already been done in Maps. This work is not finished yet though, so a project could be to finish and expand on it, as well as the other mapping services of Maps, such as Openlayers. Feel free to poke me for more info on this. -- Jeroen De Dauw 01:25, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I'd be interested in mentoring someone on this project especially. NeilK 16:15, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I'm also interested in mentoring someone on Wikipedia-Maps-stuff. --Kolossos 19:40, 11 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Multimedia usability[edit]