As student application period of Google Summer of Code 2012 is over, it's time to look at proposals we got for phpMyAdmin.
First of all we got slightly less proposals than in past years (38 this year, 52 in 2011 and 68 in 2010). This is probably related to the fact that we heavily focus on code cleanup this year and this is definitely not that interesting topic as adding new features. I think quality has also slightly improved, but still there were few completely bogus applications for totally unrelated projects.
Also as usual, people tend to leave submission for very last date:
(and then complain, that they don't have enough time to submit patch as described in our applicant guide).
Quite unsurprisingly the most interesting topic seemed to be frames removal, where we got few really good proposals. You can see how other topics were frequent in following chart:
Please note that the numbers are not 100% accurate as some proposals really did not fit into above categories.
Anyway we're just waiting for last people submitting patches today and evaluation will finalize in upcoming days. Of course you will know the results from Google on April 23rd.