[Gsoc-students] Should I apply again as a student?

Hanno Schlichting plone at hannosch.info
Mon Mar 31 19:21:50 UTC 2008

Hi there,

luckily the student application deadline has been pushed back by a week, 
which gives me time to consider applying as a student again.

As a precondition for my application I would like to be put last on the 
list of applications sent to Google. This is to ensure that I wouldn't 
take the place of any new student, who brings fresh ideas into our 

The topic I'd be interested to work on, is integration of a new 
templating language as a core part of Plone. The work would consist of 
both making it easy to use other templating languages in general and 
focusing on replacing a sensible subset of the actual templates in use 
with a new templating language. The proposal would be open to what exact 
template language that would be, as I would consider all of Genshi, 
z3c.pt, spitfire and possibly others as possible targets. The choice for 
the templating language to be used is obviously based on performance 
characteristics, similarity to TAL to not invalidate to much existing 
knowledge and robustness of the language in question amongst others.

Should I get some positive feedback about the idea in general and me 
applying as a student in particular, I'd write up a more thorough proposal.


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