Many of the ideas listed at Mentorship programs/Possible projects are too generic ("Write an extension"), improvements of existing features ("Improve Extension:CSS") or work-in-progress tasks ("Fix Parsoid bugs"). Many others are not directly related with development, and therefore are not suitable for GSOC.
After this filtering, we seem to be left with:
- Create a VisualEditor module
- Article evolution playback tool idea
- Write an extension to support XML Sitemaps without using command line
- Add support for x3d 3D files to MediaWiki
- Allow smoother and easier Wikimedia Commons pictures discovery
- Build an interwiki notifications framework and implement it for InstantCommons
- Automatic category redirects
(If you think your project should also be considered here please speak up!)
Most of these projects seem to be extension (and PHP?) centric. Can we have more diversity? Maybe gadgets and templates are too simple for a GSOC project? What about the mobile front? Do we have skin development projects that could make it here? Anything in the DevOps area? Anything the MediaWiki core maintainers would like to see happening?
It would be also nice to have more candidates benefiting specific Wikimedia projects. Beyond Wikipedia, we have several proposals related to Commons. Wikidata seems to be joining soon. What else? Could this be a chance to help Wiktionary, Wikibooks or any other project with specific needs craving for tech attention?
Also to the many students that have already showed their interest: feel free pushing your project ideas now!
This post was posted by Qgil-WMF, but signed as Qgil.