Student project updates

April 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

As mentioned a few times on this blog, I take part in a few Mozilla-related Student Projects as a mentor or a helper. For this year, projects are finished. Let us take a look at the results.

Save as .epub (Firefox add-on)

(Kevin CORRE, Benjamin ROCHER, Elie AHUMA, Sylvestre ANTOINE – Université d’Orléans, MIAGE + IRAD)

Objective Add the following feature to Firefox, as an add-on: Save a page and its resources as one file, using open standard .epub. This open-standard file can then be transferred to just about any device, edited with LibreOffice, etc.

Current status I have seen version 0.1 on addons.mozilla.org, although it seems to have disappeared in the meantime. I suppose it still needs a little polish, but, hey, it’s a good start.

Follow this project This project lives on github.

Detect use of the wrong account (Thunderbird add-on)

(Baptiste MEYNIER, Johan JANS, Maxime DENOYER, Mustapha OUCHEIKH – Université d’Orléans, MIAGE + IRAD)

Objective Add the following feature to Thunderbird, as an add-on: Detect that a message is being sent to a correspondant using the wrong account (e.g. using a professional account for a personal message or a personal account for a professional message).

Current status The project has reached an important milestone and has become usable. I have the impression that no version has been released, which is a shame, but it already offers some useful features. I really hope that the students continue the project and turn it into a complete add-on.

Follow this project This project lives on github (currently on a non-master branch).

Simplify the addition of several alarms for the same event in Lightning (Thunderbird add-on)

(Loïc LE MÉRO aka Morkai – Université d’Évry, MIAGE 2)

Objective Lightning offers the ability to add several alarms for the same event (e.g. 1 day before then 15 minutes before). Improve the user interface to make this more discoverable.

Current status Code is complete, what is left is to submit it upstream.

Follow this project This project lives on Bugzilla.

Extend Lightning alarms (Thunderbird add-on)

(Anto DOMINIC PAUL – Université d’Évry, MIAGE 2)

Objective Lightning offers the ability to attach alarms to an event. Extend this feature to make it possible to play a music or execute a script when the alarm is triggered.

Current status I have seen a working version. Not 100% about security, but it looks very promising. Guys, I hope you can finish that alarm, I want to use it.

Follow this project This project lives on Bugzilla.

Handle resources in Lightning events (Thunderbird add-on)

(Julien LACROIX – Université d’Évry, MIAGE 2)

Objective Add the ability to attach resource requirements to events: a picnic requires food (one resource), drinks (one resource), cutlery (one resource), etc… Who will bring them? Also, add the ability to attach a geolocation to events, to help finding the way. Who brings the beer?

Current status It works! And it was submitted as an add-on on for Thunderbird.

Follow this project This project lives on github.

Remind me that I need to reply within 24h/remind me that I expect a reply within 24h (Thunderbird add-on)

(Vincent LEGUEVEL, Mickael MAINGE – Université d’Évry, MIAGE 2)

Objective Add the ability to mark a message as “I need to answer within …” / “I expect an answer within …”. Nag the user as long as she hasn’t sent or received the reply.

Current status A little disappointed. A subset of the features is here, but as far as I can tell, not unified as one single add-on.

Follow this project This project lives on two Bugzilla bugs: need to send / expect to receive.

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