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phpMyAdmin in GSoC

As students will be able to submit applications to GSoC later today (see timeline), it's time to promote that phpMyAdmin again participates.

The ideas list is based on the one from last year with few additions, but as always, you are welcome to bring your own ideas. All information you want to know before applying can be found in our applicant guide. The most important thing is that we require you to submit patches to fix some bug or implement feature request before deadline for application submission. This proved last year to be useful to get people in touch with code base before accepting them, so that they have all things set up even before community bonding period.

So all students are welcome, you will be able to apply later today on our GSoC page.

Playing with DLNA aka uPNP

Having Synology diskstation, notebook with XBMC and smart phone with Symbian, it should be possible to make all these talk together being able to play music stored on the diskstation using XBMC and controlled by phone, right?

I tried to set it up some time ago, but I used samba export on the diskstatio and all I found for controlling was XBMC Symbian S60 Remote v2, which is indeed useful, but choosing what to play remotely is quite limited. Luckily yesterday I've discovered world of DLNA aka uPNP and was surprised that this works pretty well. I've configured diskstation to behave as a uPHP media server, XBMC is able to act as media renderer and my Nokia E52 has ability to act as a controller. If you are lost in these terms, good overview is available here.

Well the control interface of Nokia E52 is far from perfect, but still provides good way to control all the stuff. Maybe I will look for some other solution in future, I'm sure it will exist as well.

phpMyAdmin translation status

We're heading to release candidates for phpMyAdmin 3.4.0, so the translators have less time to make the translations better. There are still 13 translations at 100%:

There are still lot of translations which would need some love, for example:

Recently, new people started to work on Bulgarian and Brazilian Portuguese translations, so we will hopefully have these two on the list soon as well.

You can help make translation to your language better! If your language is missing just let me know (either in comments or by email).

Photo of a week 11

I somewhat failed last week to take a photo because I was too busy with other things. However to stay on track I decided to publish about one month old photo from Charles bridge in Prague.

Gull on Vltava

GPL violation - getting more sources

It has been some time since I updated information about Gammu usage in proprietary software, so here it comes (see other posts tagged with gpl for more information).

I still have troubles to explain Anwsoft what they are supposed to release. The good news is that they are still communicating and even providing some updated sources (see git repository), unfortunately they still construct fake projects rather than providing real sources of the application.

Anyway if anybody is interested in digging in the sources and finding bits which might be interesting for porting to current Gammu code base, please go ahead, I probably won't have time for that in near future.

phpMyAdmin translation status

Last weekend we've released phpMyAdmin 3.4.0-beta4, hopefully last beta and there are still lot of translations missing. The only new complete translation compared to last week is German, so we now have 13 translations at 100%:

There are still lot of translations which would need some love, for example:

I'm happy that not only translation status is improving, but some translators also reviewed older translations, so that it is more consistent. The great work in this area was done in Russian. And of course there is still great ongoing effort on Urdu translation.

You can help make translation to your language better! If your language is missing just let me know (either in comments or by email).

Photo of a week 10

Tenth week and I'm still in. Honestly I did not expect to keep up that long. Last week there was a carneval at Žižkov (part of Prague) and the picture comes from it.

Žižkov carneval

Contributing to phpMyAdmin and GSoC 2011

It looks like questions about contributing to phpMyAdmin are more and more frequent with upcoming GSoC. The fact that is still time for organizations to apply and it's not yet decided whether we will be accepted or not does not change anything.

But before asking, please try to look up existing resources. We have lot of information available on wiki, with entry point being contribution page on website. You should find there all basic information how project works.

Should you specifically ask for GSoC, we have an applicant guide, which tells you what to do if you want to apply. After last year experiences, we will be even stricter on previous contributions, because it turned out to be good filter for people who would have problems with contributing during GSoC as well.

In case you don't know where to start, there is list of junior jobs which should not be that complicated and then there is of course GSoC ideas list with things primarily targeted on GSoC.

phpMyAdmin translation status

Another week is over and it's time to spam^W look again at state of translations for phpMyAdmin 3.4. There are no changes to list of complete translations, so we still have 12 translations at 100%:

There are still lot of translations which would need some love:

And I'm really happy to see progress of some exotic languages (at least for me) such as Urdu.

You can help make translation to your language better! If your language is missing just let me know (either in comments or by email).