Re: [GSoC and XWiki] - First contact

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Re: [GSoC and XWiki] - First contact

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.


> 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
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