Here is a list of projects in Sakai that coudl be done by a talented individual in a fixed period. All of these efforts are on Sakai’s long-term roadmap but none are on the short-term roadmap. Generally these are not in the “Sakai core” areas – they add functionality rather than trying to refactor existing mature technology so they can be done without requiring much coordination with the rest of Sakai.
Each of the tasks would be useful even if partially completed. Each of the tasks would naturally fit in a Sakai contrib area. Each of the tasks are relatively simple to describe at a high level but would require any individual to do a lot of research to figure things out. That individual should not expect to be “spoon fed” all the decisions and design – and just sit anc code. Part of the challenge is to truly figure out “what to do” and “how to do it”.
The individual should expect reasonable mentoring to get high level questions answered but should expect to be looking at a lot of code in the beginning of the effort. A key aspect of the sumer of code is that people taking these tasks cannot be a “drag” on existing resources executing the short-term roadmap. High level mentoring can come from me and others and tactical mentoring should come from the Programmer’s Cafe group.
If folks want more detail – let me know – I am perfectly happy to have an hour-long phone call with anyone who is ready to spend a sumer or more working on any of these tasks – but until a resource shows up – these will continue to sit on the back-burner.
At least now I have a list. Someday I should put these into the requirements – but they are hardly “requirements” at this point – they are “things that would be cool to have”.
Sumer of Code Task List from Chuck
Build a set of HTTPUnitTests for Sakai Functionality
Integrate JackRabbit’s WebDav in Sakai
Add Pluto to Sakai (JSR-168 Support)
Extend the Sakai JSR-168 portlets to implement delegated security
Add Charon-like functionality to Sakai’s WSRP Producer
Set of Joomla Utilities to gateway between Joomla and Sakai
Set of Plone Utilities to gateway between Plone and Sakai
Build a Working with Sakai in PHP kit
Build a Working with Sakai in Python Kit
Build a Working with Sakai in Ruby kit
A Sakai Portal that does HTTP Proxy (i.e. eliminates iFrames)
Build support for IMS Tool Interoperability Producer into Sakai
Build support for IMS Tool Interoperability Producer into Moodle
Build support for IMS Tool Interoperability Producer into ATutor
Build support for IMS Tool Interoperability Producer into Boddington
Work on the Sakai Apple Desktop