Hi Qgil! I've been working on my Summer of Code/OPW proposal and was hoping to get some feedback on it before I got too far along. It's not on the list of recommended project ideas, so I wanted to make sure you thought it was feasible and that it had some chance of receiving broader support. Thanks! (talk) 12:49, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Summer of Code proposal feedback
Interesting idea, and very good project proposal structure overall. You have clearly invested a lot of thought and time already. Congratulations?
Have you found a mentor? In any case, the next steps recommended are:
- Creating a new enhancement request in Bugzilla, unless there is already an open report about this.
- Sending an email to wikitech-l pointing to the wiki page of your proposal and the bug report.
Good luck! And see you there.
I have not found a mentor yet, no. I sent an email yesterday to User:Raylton P. Sousa, who maintains the BookManager extension and was on the mentors list for GSoC 2012, but I've not heard back as of yet. Do you have any suggestions for people who might have relevant knowledge and would be willing to mentor?
As for Bugzilla, there are quite a few bugs that are somewhat related. The issue of having a way to represent books is namely mentioned in bug 15071. There are also a number of bugs specifically related to the BookManager extension here. Do you think I need to create a new request, or are these close enough?
I will send an email to wikitech-l shortly.
Bug 15071 is blocking several others and it's followed already by 12 people, including some maintainers that have commented. So yes, it's a good destination to announce your project proposal.
Raylton was indeed interested in mentoring. Being a maintainer of the BookManager extension and a pt.wikibooks.org admin he seems to be the ideal mentor for your project, yes. But you don't need to wait for his answer to announce your project idea at Bugzilla and wikitech-l.
But before I would still try to polish your project summary a bit. Are you able to summarize in one sentence the solution your project aims to deliver? If you can, use it as opening of the summary. It's amazing how impatient readers are nowadays... :)
Alright, I will announce the project there and on wikitech-l after I put a little more work into the proposal! Thanks for the feedback.