Clarification of the project idea 'Enhancing Debian Blends web sentinel'
I am Aditya Bhardwaj, a 3rd undergraduate student at JIIT Noida, India enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering course of Computer Sciences and Engineering.
I have been going through the project ideas mentioned in Idea List of Debian for a while now and contacted Andreas Tille for the two project ideas that he is assigned a mentor for.
Recently, I was interested in the project idea 'Enhancing Debian Blends web sentinel' and mailed him for the same. However, he seems to be occupied at the moment and it will take him time to reply to me.
I went through the documentation for blends at http://blends.alioth.debian.org/blends/
as mentioned by him a while back.
And I must say that I am pleased with the idea of Blends as such.
So, I would like some headers in order to begin with the project. Also, I would like to have more clarification regarding the objectives of the project.
Firstly, regarding the 'refinement' of output by UDD, I would like to know how is the project looking to attain it? Is it by hacking UDD to produce better JSON output ( i.e. in case it is currently producing it ) or do we need to map existing an output format from UDD to JSON?
In case its possible, I would like some clarification as to how its currently done.
Secondly, I would like know how the Blends web sentinel must be enhanced. From what I can gather, it will be implemented via the functionality provided by the first part of the idea ( which shall give it the necessary JSON to work on ). Also, what must be the underlying architecture of such a portal? Will it have Django or another python based 'engine'? Or another architecture altogether?
I was also hoping if someone could clarify me the availability status of the same.