I'm Oshane Bailey, one of the Summer of Code students that is working on Plone during the summer. I will be using this post as a place for general discussion about my project and I will try to post updates about my progress for the Plone community to see. I do apologise for the late post, it took me away to clear my schedule to get to this point in my life of as a developer.
The overall goal is to make it possible for individuals to feel comfortable working with the theme editor. Currently, theme editor is a fancy text editor with code highlight and more. However, it doesn't have key features such as searching for files by name and text within files, and more. This project is about giving the theme editor more superpowers while making it easier to do tasks and create rapido apps. This project is based on a suggestion made by David Bain on Products.CMFPlone issue tracker page to improve theme editor.
From the start of getting my proposal submitted to being my mentors for GSoC, @datakurre and @pigeonflight have been reviewing the goals and objectives of my project, to ensure I have a clear plan of what to do when the GSoC begins. Communication for the last few weeks has been mainly done on this website between @datakurre, while @pigeonflight and I have been in direct contact. My mentors and I have decided to use hangouts as our discussion panel. It is open for anyone who wants to keep track of this project:
I will still post relevant information here to give a brief update to the community.
A project board and milestone for the project can also be found on plone.app.theming github page
I'm a final year student of the University of The West Indies, Mona, who's pursuing a BSc in Computer Science. I've worked with many other developers and companies before. In fact, I work @pigeonflight as a developer. I’m a big fan of Kotti and have been working with it for over a year now. The Kotti is heavily influenced by Plone, except for the fact that it uses SQLAlchemy and Pyramid for database interfacing and URL dispatching. I've created a number of open sources projects for various frameworks and languages. I have over a year of experience with Plone, mainly working as a frontend/backend developer. My usual task in the backend is database migration from the versions of Plone to Plone 5. I love coding because of its problem-solving nature.
I'm very grateful for being amongst the chosen ones for GSoC this year and looking forward to completing this project. For more information about this project and development timeline, see my GSoC proposal on Google Drive.
Thank you for accepting me in GSoC 2017