Google Summer of Code 2017 ideas

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Mon Mar 20 17:25:07 UTC 2017


Philippe,

Sorry for taking so long to respond. I'd suggest you talk to individual
mentors who might be able to help out in these areas. I don't think I'm
qualified to talk about either of them!

Sorry,
Patrick


On 3/6/17 11:42 AM, Philippe VIGNEAU wrote:
>
> Hi Patrick
>
> I've two "ideas|wishes" to propose (I hope this is not too ridiculous
> ;O) :
>
> * make Hello (the visioconf module from Mozilla :
> https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/firefox-hello-beta/)
> available on Thunderbird
>
> * enable CardBook to sync the Google contacts groups
>
>
> Philippe
>
>
> On 01/03/2017 17:25, Patrick Cloke wrote:
>> Mozilla was accepted into Google Summer of Code 2017 [1], I just checked
>> out the ideas page for this year [2] and was saddened to see *NO* ideas
>> for Thunderbird, Lightning, or Instantbird. I've added an idea for
>> instant messaging to the brainstorming page [3] and will try to add more
>> later. I'd encourage other groups in the Thunderbird community to think
>> about whether they have the time to mentor and what good projects might
>> be! This has been a great resource in the past to have some work done,
>> e.g. in 2016:
>>
>>   * The calendar team had great help last year with converting some of
>>     their UI from XUL to HTML.
>>   * Instant messaging had MANY improvements made to our XMPP support
>>     this year and in the past had additional protocols added, etc.
>>
>> I'm no longer an administrator for Mozilla's Google Summer of Code, but
>> was the past two years; I've also mentored a few different projects over
>> the years. I'd be happy to answer any questions people might have!
>>
>> --Patrick
>>
>> [1] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/?sp-search=Mozilla
>> [2] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Community:SummerOfCode17
>> [3] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Community:SummerOfCode17:Brainstorming
>>
>>
>>
>> Mozilla was accepted into Google Summer of Code 2017 [1], I just
>> checked out the ideas page for this year [2] and was saddened to see
>> *NO* ideas for Thunderbird, Lightning, or Instantbird. I've added an
>> idea for instant messaging to the brainstorming page [3] and will try
>> to add more later. I'd encourage other groups in the Thunderbird
>> community to think about whether they have the time to mentor and
>> what good projects might be! This has been a great resource in the
>> past to have some work done, e.g. in 2016:
>>
>>   * The calendar team had great help last year with converting some
>>     of their UI from XUL to HTML.
>>   * Instant messaging had MANY improvements made to our XMPP support
>>     this year and in the past had additional protocols added, etc.
>>
>> I'm no longer an administrator for Mozilla's Google Summer of Code,
>> but was the past two years; I've also mentored a few different
>> projects over the years. I'd be happy to answer any questions people
>> might have!
>>
>> --Patrick
>>
>> [1] https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/?sp-search=Mozilla
>> [2] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Community:SummerOfCode17
>> [3] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Community:SummerOfCode17:Brainstorming
>>
>>
>>
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