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 Google Summer of Code proposal to improve Extension:BookManager
Hi, I'm Molly White (or User:GorillaWarfare, mainly on enwiki). I'm working on a proposal for this summer's Summer of Code or Outreach Program for Women. For my project, I will create a method of organizing books that groups them into a single unit. This will ideally replace the somewhat complex and arbitrary collection methods that Wikibooks and Wikisource typically use. Although these methods do work pretty well for reading/navigating Wikibooks and Wikisource books online, it's very difficult to take advantage of them when it comes to printing/exporting, watchlisting, deleting, or protecting entire books (see dependencies of bug 15071). Furthermore, this extension will allow for metadata to be collected neatly for each book.
I will achieve this by modifying and improving Extension:BookManager, a very in-development and currently unstable extension, so that it can be deployed. I'm hoping to receive feedback on this, as it's an extension I'm really hoping to see deployed on Wikisource and Wikibooks. – GorillaWarfare (talk) 02:24, 16 April 2013 (UTC)