I think that many of you have heard that phpBB will participate in GSoc (Google Summer of Code).
And It will be honor for me to apply and be mentored by phpbb.
I have read the list of ideas available here http://wiki.phpbb.com/GSoC/2012/Ideas.I added also another idea.And I want to discuss them with you and know which one of these would be the most important for you.
I want to tell that I will not be able to do them all(I can do only 3 or 4)
So,please pick your favorite ideas!
This is a summary of the ideas of phpbb(taken from here http://wiki.phpbb.com/GSoC/2012/Ideas)
- User Facing:Attachment Improvements and Rich Text Editor Integration
Rich Text Editor Integration
Integration of a Rich Text Editor into phpBB core, making the use of the bulletin board a lot easier by allowing users to pick the editor that fits their needs.
- Session Backend Abstraction
A properly designed storage interface for session data and working backend implementations for relational databases and memcached. A Redis implementation would be useful but is optional.
- Search Backend Refactoring
A properly redesigned interface for search backends that allows search backends to modify the user interface of search. Integration of backend implementation for Sphinx and PostgreSQL into phpBB core.
- Auth Plugin Refactoring & User Integration
An object-oriented interface for authentication backends allowing multiple authentication plugins to be selected simultaneously and allows them to change the user interface. Profile changes to both account settings and profile data should either be preventable by such plugins or cause notification of the respective plugin so the data can also be changed in its own database. Refactoring existing function-based authentication plugins and adding an OpenID implementation.
- Social networks(Facebook) integration(my own idea)
It’s not a secret that social media is more and more important, and I useful to use the power of social Medias to stay connected with users and get more traffic.
Dynamically synchronize the forum and a Facebook page.
If the forum admin activates this function, he configures the Facebook page (already made) .All the content of the forum is sent to Facebook. Then when a change is made in the forum, the something occurs in the Facebook page (post<=>comment, topic <=> statue) .We could get the number of likes for example…