It’s true but the issue is that it’s hard to organise the various documents in the forum. Also we already have everything on the website, versioned with GitHub, so I think it’s already quite good that way.
Actually I’m just rewriting all the ideas into a single page based on various examples I saw. One thing I’ve learnt is that the ideas shouldn’t be too detailed because the student needs to make a proposal and that’s how we can assess if they’ll make good students or not. If we put detailed specs (as I did originally), they’ll just submit that and that will miss the point of GSoC.
I’ll push the document soon, and we can add more ideas to it.
For example here’s the first one:
1. Support for multiple profiles
The applications should support multiple profiles so that, for example, one can have a “work” profile and a “personal” profile. This will also make it easier to share notes: for example a “work project” profile could be created and shared with co-workers via sync.
We want to offer this feature by allowing the user to select a profile from the app (eg. “work” or “personal”, then switch to it. Switching would be done by restarting the app and loading the selected profile.
Expected Outcome: The user should be able to select a profile and switch to it.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Platforms: Desktop and/or mobile (at the student’s choice)
@PackElend, I’ve merged the gsoc and 2020 tags into “gosc-2020” as it’s easier to manage. I’ve also removed the 2020 tag since users add it to their post but it’s not a very useful since there’s already a date on the post.
Can we discuss potential ideas here as well? There’s a feature I’ve found in another Markdown editor that I found quite neat, called seamless live preview where you can see the formatting being applied directly while typing.
I don’t know if that’s something desirable for what Joplin does, but that would be an idea.