Pranjal Yadav writes:
I also learned about previous year's GSOC project and I
can see mailman core is already ported to ver 3.4 however potorius / hyperkitty / mailman.client needs to be done. Also test suite would be interesting work to couple with all this. I would like to know if these 2 projects can be coupled for this year's work or not?
If you think of them as two projects, then they probably are. As a mentor, I won't touch that -- most students have enough trouble just getting started on *one* project.
Also, note that projects that are just adding to a test suite are not eligible for Google support.
Apart from that I also found few bugs while setting up
env which was mainly due to (var) folder creation while running mailman server from different locatin serving various instances. It seems unless I do it from path/to/mailman it returns an error. I will go through the code in over next few weeks and till then I can expect a reply for above projects.
You should go over the mailing list archives first. var folder creation was discussed extensively a couple of months ago.
In general, if you're going to propose a project not on our list for *this year* (which hasn't been published yet), it is usually helpful to review the past two year's threads on the mailing lists (both mailman-developers and mailman-users) to get an idea of what the current needs are considered to be, and what things the developers are addressing already.