You have probably noticed that phpMyAdmin is again participating in Google Summer of Code 2012. This year we don't want to bring dozens of new features like we did in past year, but rather to improve quality and maintainability of existing code. This is all in sync with our plan for phpMyAdmin 4.0.
So if you are student interested in improving phpMyAdmin and have knowledge of PHP (especially with some refactoring experiences), you would be welcome to join us. More information is available in our applicant guide.
PS: Please note that for removal of frames we already have few applications right now, so you might want to focus some other parts to have higher chance to get accepted.