[Mailman-Developers] GSoC 2012

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Fri Feb 10 03:12:33 CET 2012

On Feb 06, 2012, at 02:19 PM, Terri Oda wrote:

>So, GSoC applications have opened... so I've started a wiki page for us to
>capture project ideas as we get them formed:

Thanks for taking this on Terri.

>One of the things I'd like to see is getting a student to move forwards with
>integrating BrowserID into Mailman, which some of us have discussed already.

Yep, that would be a great project.  I know there's some controversy around
BrowserID (already), but it's worth investigating.  OpenID is I suppose
another thing to look at.

>I'd like to see some more work done on the UI as well, but just saying that
>is nebulous.  What more specific targeted projects do we have?  I'd like to
>see integration of the search code we have from a previous GSoC into the
>archives, for example.  What else do we have that's feasible for a student
>over a 4 month period?

I think we'll have a much better idea about specifics after the Pycon sprint.
I'd like that to be really focused on integrating the web ui with the core.

Another thing to look at (added to the wiki page) is Grackle, which is an
archiver framework that the Launchpad folks are working on.  MHonArc is
problematic for them, and clearly Pipermail is ancient.  Grackle's approach
again is to provide a REST API to an underlying archiver, so that the actual
rendering can happen separately from storage, threading, etc.  Plus, it's


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