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2 This document describes how accepted students should document their progress by using the 'progress' field of the project page (the page of the project idea for which the student has been accepted). The project page needs to be edited in inline mode.
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6 The report should include the initial plan with dated milestones (from the student's project proposal - with optional modifications discussed with the mentor and the community), deliverables, etc. with progress report for each item in the initial plan. A suggestion would be to document the progress under each milestone as the student advances and mark the completion level of each milestone.
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8 This field ('progress') should be updated **at least once every 1-2 weeks**. The idea is to have here a summary of all the work done, compared to the work committed to do.
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10 Of course, if this field is too restrictive, the student can feel free to create (and link) to other pages inside the [[GoogleSummerOfCode>>GoogleSummerOfCode.WebHome]] space where they can provide more details on the challenges, difficulties, successes, etc. that they encountered while working on a specific milestone/task.
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12 The student also needs to make sure they include links whenever some item is mentioned, whether it is a section in the design page, an image attachment (mockups, UI screenshots, etc), a version of the project, or a page where more details can be found.
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14 Finally, the student must always discuss on the [[forum (dev category)>>doc:Community.Discuss]] (and optionally on the [[chat>>doc:Community.Chat]]). This progress report does not replace forum/chat communication. On the contrary, it tries to offer a summary to interested parties on how the student is progressing and where do they currently stand.
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16 Example:
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19 === Description ===
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21 3-5 lines about the chosen approach and link to the Design page where technical details can be found.
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23 === Milestones ===
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25 **Milestone 1 [21 May - 25 May]**: Scaffolding and maven project setup setup **[80% complete]**
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27 I have created the maven project structure that outputs a jar for the component side and a xar for the wiki pages required by the application. I still have to create a proper testing environment
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29 **Milestone 2 [28 May - 8 June]**: UI mockups and first UI prototype **[50% complete]**
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31 The UI mockups (link to pictures from the Design page goes here) are done and approved by the community. I`m starting to build the UI prototype (Velocity, HTML, CSS, etc.).
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33 **Milestone 3 [11 June - 22 June]**: First prototype of the Java components and script service **[0% complete]**
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35 **Milestone 4 [25 June - 13 July]**: ... **[0% complete]**
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39 **Milestone 7 [... - 9 July]**: First version of the project. Mid-term evaluation.
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43 === Deliverables ===
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45 D1 [M7]: First version, limited to functionality X, Y and Z. (link when available)
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47 D2 [M9]: Second version, polished functionality X, Y and Z and additional V and W functionalities. (link when available)
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49 D3 [M12]: Final version (link when available)
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