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phpBB Participates in the Google Summer of Code
March 13, 2014 @ 11:54:24

As is mentioned in this new post to the phpBB forums, the project is participating in the Google Summer of Code project this year. phpBB is one of the longest running, widely used open source PHP forums software.

With two years of participation under our belt, I am glad to announce that phpBB is once again taking part in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program this year. Google's Summer of Code program encourages students to get involved in free and open source software (F/OSS) by pairing them up with experienced mentors in popular F/OSS projects.

If you're interested in working on the phpBB project this year, check out their Ideas page for some examples of things they're wanting to work on. You'll need to be familiar with the git version control system to do the work and will need to apply to be considered for this year's event.

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Link: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2231996

PHP.net:
Google Summer of Code 2009
March 30, 2009 @ 08:43:46

The PHP.net site has made an announcement about the project's involvement with this year's Google Summer of Code:

nce again we are happy to announce our involvement with the Google Summer of Code project. Be sure to check our program at this years GSoC. We invite everyone to look at the list of ideas for this years GSoC, and get involved. Students are welcome to propose their own ideas, and we will consider all applications that are received before the April 3rd deadline.

The list for this summer includes projects like an Automatic Code Checker, creation of some Benchmarks (for the language), improvements to PHP-GTK and the creation of an online editor for the PHP.net manual documentation. If you have a proposal to add to the wiki, please submit it by April 3rd, 2009 to be considered.

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David Coallier's Blog:
PHP GSoC 2009 is coming!
March 10, 2009 @ 09:33:22

Its about that time again and David Coallier has pointed it out - the Google Summer of Code is not far off and PHP will be right in the middle again!

Once again we are happy to announce that PHP will be taking part in the Google Summer of Code. Already with a list of more than interesting and intelligent ideas, we are looking to get more ideas. This of course means that PEAR Developers, PECL Developers and PHP(Core) Developers now have to cook some ideas up and submit them to the GSoC 2009 PHP Wiki so we can have more good ideas for students to apply to!

There's already a few things about this year's GSoC that have been posted - the page on the PHP.net wiki, a mailing list announcement on the PEAR dev list and, of course, the official GSoC page.

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Rudy Nappee's Blog:
The harest week (GSoC Docbook Renderer)
July 21, 2008 @ 12:07:39

Rudy Nappee has just finished what he calls the hardest week in his Google Summer of Code project - work on the PDF output methods:

Here was the hardest GSoC week ! I wrote a big part of the PDF output and both the themes "phppdf" (each PHP manual part in a file) and "phpbigpdf" (a big PDF file with all the sections).

Rudy's project for the GSoC is to create a Docbook renderer that can take in a standard Docbook file and output it into multiple formats. This past week saw the development of the PDF output method but he's also created methods for making a CHM (Windows help file) and a manpage output format. You can keep up with his latest progress on his blog.

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PHP & the Google Summer of Code 2008
March 26, 2008 @ 11:15:50

Besides the more official list of projects happening for this year's Google Summer of Code, there's also been a lot of buzz in the community about the projects and calls for developers to help out on their project of choice. Here's just a few:

Keep up to date on the happenings on each of the projects in the PHP group on this page on the PHP.net wiki.

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David Coallier's Blog:
PHP is in! Come and join us this summer!
March 19, 2008 @ 11:15:54

David Coallier is looking for a few good men (women, children, pets who can code, etc) to join up with the PHP development group for this year's Google Summer of Code to help with the various ideas they've come up with.

Hello everyone, as mentioned a few weeks ago the most awaited Google Summer of Code is back again this year. This being said, once again the PHP Project has been accepted and we have started posting our list of ideas (http://wiki.php.net/gsoc/2008).

Some of the projects proposed include:

  • PECL, website improvements and Windows Build Support
  • Automatic Code Checker
  • Implement Unicode into PHP 6
  • Build Infrastructure and macro bindings for writing extension in D
  • Rewrite the run-tests.php script
  • PhD: The PHP based Docbook renderer

Be sure to check out the full list and see where you might want to get involved!

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Sebastian Bergmann's Blog:
Update on Mutation Testing
July 26, 2007 @ 07:54:00

Sebastian Bergmann has provided a pointer to the update Mike has posted concerning the Google Summer of Code project he's working on - implementing mutation testing in PHPUnit.

From Mike's update:

The most recent version committed to the mutation_testing branch is in a testable state. I would encourage anyone interested to try out the new mutation testing feature in this branch.

You can get complete information about the project - its methods and goals - from this page on the PHPUnit wiki. If you'd like to get this new code a try and see what his mutation testing is all about, here's a link to the subversion repository to grab the latest copy.

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Community News:
phpAspect Project Revived
June 04, 2007 @ 15:58:00

If you've been looking for more information on the phpAspect project but have been sad to note it having fallen by the wayside, you'll be happy to know that Willliam Candillon is alive and well and so is the project!

The first news concerns the windows developers, the windows build of PHP_Parse_Tree is finally available (click here to download)! [...] The second news is that my proposal "phpAspect eclipse plugin" for the Google Summer of Code 2007 under the mentoring of Gilles Vanwormhoudt has been accepted!

Be sure to keep an eye on the project's website and their Summer of Code page to keep up with the latest.

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Jan Schneider's Blog:
3 projects at Google's Summer of Code
May 25, 2006 @ 05:33:19

Jan Schneider has a new blog post today concerning the acceptance of three projects (based on the Horde Project) into the Google "Summer of Code" program for this year.

3 student applications for projects in the Horde Project have been accepted by Google's Summer of Code 2006 program: an LDAP browser/manager, a Live CD, and "Wandering Books".

Here's some of the details:

  • Jonathan Burchfield's LDAP module for the Horde Application Framework to include full read/write functionality when completed
  • Soumyadip Modak's development of a Horde bootable Live CD with a complete install of all Groupware modules Horde.
  • Luciano Ramalho's "Wandering Books" application to allow anyone to turn their own library into a lending library quickly and easily.

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