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

saurabh gupta saurabhgupta1403 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 17:44:55 EDT 2009


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de> wrote:

> 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.

Yeah. I will have a look at the development platform and source codes.
However, I had a look at the classes and methods described on the wiki
(created using phpDocumentor).

> >*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 :-)

Well, I would like to hear suggestions from the community about new ideas
and features which can be added to make the plugin management in geeklog
more easy and comfortable for end user.

> >*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.

Ok. Besides the aims and to-do list provided on the
http://wiki.geeklog.net/index.php/SoC_spam-x_overhaul, more modification can
be added. As indicated, API "PLG_checkforspam" can be modified. However, to
keep the backward compatibility in mind, it needs to be changed using
default parameters and other things. Also, more intelligence can be added to
this API like to check for a post. One idea is to implement a trainer for
spams and not deleting the spams. Instead if the admin marks a post as "not
spam" once, the next time, it should detect those kinds of posts as spam.
This needs to implement the dynamic trainer for spam-X plugin. The training
of spam-X is done using an intermediate file so that the same file can be
transferred to any other site and can be integrated with the spam-X plug-in.

> >*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 ;-)

One more idea which I discussed with Trinity is to develop a plug-in to move
the stories and articles into plug-in.  This will facilitate the editing and
creation of new articles and stories easier and it can be extended with a
good GUI to allow the adding, replacing and in-line editing of articles with
no overhead.  I would like to hear about the interest of any mentor for this

> So, welcome and we hope to hear more from you soon.
> bye, Dirk
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Saurabh Gupta
Electronics and Communication Engg.
NSIT,New Delhi, India
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