[geeklog-devel] Google Summer of Code 2009: Geeklog

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Tue Mar 10 15:58:43 EDT 2009

saurabh gupta wrote:

>Hello everyone

Hi there and thanks for your interest :)

>*I have downloaded geeklog latest version and set up a site and used its
>features. I have seen the geeklog source code documentation and found the
>work according to my interest and skills.

Sounds good. You may also want to have a look at the current development
version for Geeklog 1.6, since that's what you would be working on. It
differs from 1.5.2 in quite a few places.

>*1) Plugin Repository feature:*
>I went through this idea and did some research on it. To implement a plugin
>repository facility to be installed using internet requires some package
>management system along with the dependencies and conflicts resolutions.

So far, our plugins are usually self-contained, so there aren't really
any dependencies to resolve. But you're right, that could become an
issue in the future.

Btw, I suspect this project will be very popular, so expect some
competition there :-)

>*2) Spam-X modification *
>This idea is also an interesting one and more intelligence can be put to the
>spam filter tool with some known and existing algorithms.

Please note that the focus of the project, as described in the wiki, is
on making the Admin's life easier, not so much on adding new filter options.

Of course, if you have some good ideas, we can always re-focus the project.

>*3) Spam Web of Trust*
>I am currently going through this idea and would come back with some idea
>and method to implement it in the best way.

This, I think, would be a very useful way to spread information about
spammers that are more sneaky and manage to fly under the radar of
services like SLV or Akismet. I.e. they don't do mass-spamming but are
more focused (and no less annoying). There was some interest in this
idea at Barcamp Stuttgart last year, and I'm sure it could be of use for
users of other CMS / blogging software, too.

>I would like to contribute geeklog this summer if I get a chance
>through GSoC. If not, then still, I would remain in contact with the
>community to contribute in the best possible manner I can.

That would be great. New developers are always welcome - there's no
shortage of work here ;-)

So, welcome and we hope to hear more from you soon.

bye, Dirk


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