[GSOC 2013] Easy plugins with a website

Bhaskar Kandiyal bkandiyal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 02:07:38 EDT 2013

Hi Tomasz,

Many thanks for the mockup, and I have to say, excellent mockup, much
better than mine :)
I like the idea of using tabs and using a separate pane for showing
details of the plugins.

And I completely agree it's easy for anyone to overlook the client
side of things which is very important as the users will mostly use
the client for installing plugins and not the website. But I think,
while not focusing too much on the website design, we can focus on the
website backend and the client side at the same time as both will go
hand-in-hand and is required by using features like auto-updation and
fetching of screenshots etc. What do you think?

I am just about to submit my proposal with all the details that I've
worked up and I will surely keep your suggestions in mind.

Bhaskar Kandiyal

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:59 AM, Tomasz Wasilczyk <tomkiewi at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've done a mockup [1] for this project idea, please comment it.
> I think, that student, who gets accepted with this project (assuming,
> this project will be chosen at all) *shouldn't touch website at all*,
> before having Pidgin/libpurple part completely done. The point is,
> that client part is easy to under-estimate and inexperienced student
> could focus on (easy, but possibly infinitely time consuming) website
> part, not leaving enough time to do the rest well. Please note, that
> in most (?) cases, all plans for work after-gsoc evaporates after the
> last payment.
> Tomek
> [1] http://i.imgur.com/URmXMuW.png
> 2013/4/22 Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net>:
>> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 12:18 AM, Bhaskar Kandiyal <bkandiyal at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> PS: Tomorrow student applications open for GSOC. So, I would like to ask
>>> if I have to get my proposal approved by a mentor first before
>>> submitting?
>> Nope.
>>> Also, would it be acceptable if I take a couple of days to
>>> submit my proposal as I'm still working on the details.
>> Of course.  As long as it's submitted before Google's deadline.
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