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phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)

2015-08-21

Title

phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)

Overview

The phpMyAdmin Project is looking for a developer to assist in development, including bug fixing and refactoring.

Work plan

  • Code base improvement like refactoring and writing unit tests (65%)

  • Bug fixing (25%)

  • Implementation of new features (5%)

  • Security coordination (5%)

Work conditions

  • The Developer shall publish a weekly blog post about his/her work to the phpMyAdmin community.

  • The Developer shall send a monthly invoice to Software Freedom Conservancy for the work done during that month.

  • All work produced by the Developer is to be licensed under "GPLv2 or later".

  • This is an independent contractor position: the Developer will be responsible for his/her own equipment and expenses.

  • The suggested start date for the position is 2015-10-01.

The Candidate

The candidate will be able to demonstrate a very good knowledge of phpMyAdmin's code base. In addition, we expect excellent skills in all of the technologies used by phpMyAdmin (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, MySQL) and excellent communication skills.

Applying

Candidates should submit their proposal (including their CV, availability, and financial terms) to: pmadeveloper@sfconservancy.org. The deadline for this initial round of proposals is 2015-09-01.

phpMyAdmin mailing lists have been moved

2015-07-25

Today, the phpMyAdmin team has completed migrating all mailing lists to a new server. As a result, all messages posting to a list need to be addressed using the new email addresses. Existing users were migrated successfully, but digest preferences and other preferences may need to be reset.

You can visit the new mailing lists on the web at https://lists.phpmyadmin.net/.

Lists include:

  • developers@phpmyadmin.net (general development discussion)
  • git@phpmyadmin.net (git commit notifications)
  • translators@phpmyadmin.net (discussion of translations and internationalization)
  • news@phpmyadmin.net (announcements and news from the development team)

You can subscribe through the web of using general Mailman-style addressing, for instance news+subscribe@phpmyadmin.net.

phpMyAdmin moves issue tracking to GitHub

2015-07-20

The phpMyAdmin project has just opened up issue tracker at GitHub as an official place to report bugs or ask for enhancements. It replaces SourceForge.net trackers we've used so far (and which are not accessible right now).

This migration has been prepared for some time, but due to current outage of SourceForge.net, we were forced to proceed faster and because of this existing issues were not yet migrated. You can track progress of the migration in issue #1803.

phpMyAdmin website and downloads moved

2015-07-02

In last few weeks we were working on improving our infrastructure. We've seen several potential issues with existing setup based on SourceForge.net and we've seen several places for improvements.

Two weeks ago, our primary download server has been moved to CDN77. This brings our users more pleasant experience when downloading (no advertisement shown before download starts), provides more security by using SSL connection and also performs better.

At same time, we've started to sign our releases with PGP. Thanks to this, you can verify, that the downloaded tarball matches what our release manager did release. Please note that we had to recreate some tarballs, so if you've downloaded current releases prior this change, the signatures wont' match. You can find more information in Verifying phpMyAdmin releases in our documentation.

Last but not least, today the website has been switched to be served via CDN77 as well. Same as with downloads, this gave us possibility to provide SSL based version of the website. Also you should notice slight performance improvements over previous setup.