Re: [GSoC and XWiki] - First contact

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Re: [GSoC and XWiki] - First contact

vmassol
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Hi Alina,

Welcome and very cool! :)

Please use the xwiki devs mailing list or IRC/Matrix to reply so that everyone can participate to the discussion.

Thanks
-Vincent

> On 25 Mar 2018, at 16:07, Clément Aubin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi Alina!
>
> My name is Clément ; with Vincent (in CC of this email) I'm one of the
> mentors for the GSoC project "Google Blocky Editor" [1].
>
> First of all, I would like to thank you for applying to this GSoC
> project. I've read the resume and the draft proposal you published on
> the GSoC website, and for now, I'm pretty interested in helping you
> archiving this project :).
>
> Before everything else, could you tell us if you had the chance to test
> XWiki before (maybe in a company you worked for or just when searching
> for a GSoC project) ?
>
> The XWiki Community uses two main channels to communicate : Matrix / IRC
> [6] for day to day chat and mailing-lists [5]. As you will surely be
> interacting with other community members over the next months, I suggest
> that you sign up at least to our devs mailing-list and say hi,
> presenting quickly your motivation for doing this GSoC project with us
> (that way, other XWiki contributors will get to know you more easily :)).
>
> To respond to the question that you asked on [2] about the issue
> XWIKI-15129, I suggest that you take a look at this file [3] ; it's a
> template written in Velocity [4] that is used to display a diff between
> two different document versions. We heavily rely on Velocity for
> rendering templates inside of XWiki, and there is a very high chance
> that you will need to use this language as part of the Blocky Editor
> project.
>
> For solving this issue (and also for archiving this project), you will
> need to take a look at our development practices [7]. They generally
> sum-up the "etiquette" to follow during the development of code related
> to XWiki. If you have some free time, taking a look at the different
> categories proposed on [9] is a good shot, as it will help you better
> understand how the XWiki ecosystem works.
>
> Finally, I've noticed that we have a significant time difference between
> our geographical locations. Vincent and I both live in France, and we
> have a 4 hour delta with Kazakhstan [8]. That's something we will need
> to keep in mind.
>
> Please don't hesitate to come back to us if you have any other question,
>
> Thanks,
> Clément
>
> [1] http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/GoogleSummerOfCode/BlocklyEditor
> [2]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FmMdU3UkpF4x62S2YbIOsOt1LViI7e4SsfJm3Ovi8gg/edit#
> [3]
> https://github.com/xwiki/xwiki-platform/blob/master/xwiki-platform-core/xwiki-platform-web/src/main/webapp/templates/changesdoc.vm
> [4] https://velocity.apache.org/
> [5] http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Discuss
> [6] http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Chat
> [7] http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/DevelopmentPractices
> [8]
> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20180325T140000&p1=195&p2=382
> [9] http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome