Weekly Blog Post #2

Published: 06/05/2023

Hello readers!
My name is Durlabh Pathak, and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. I'll be sharing my progress during the Google Summer of Code 2023 program here. My involvement revolves around two projects, namely "UI Improvements for Subscription Management" and "System-Wide User Defaults."

What did I do this week?

My main focus was to gain a deep understanding of the system-wide user defaults and how they should function within the existing system. I also started working on building a basic user interface for the system-wide user defaults in my local development environment.

What is next?

My next task is to complete the basic HTML design for the user interface. This involves creating an intuitive and user-friendly interface that allows site administrators to define default options for new subscribers across all lists within the system. Once the frontend is in place, I will begin working on the backend connectivity to ensure that the UI interacts seamlessly with the underlying functionality.

Did I get stuck anywhere?

I did encounter a setback during the week. My local development environment started giving me numerous errors, which hindered my progress. To overcome this obstacle, I decided to redo and recreate a new local environment. Although this setback has caused a slight delay, I managed to resolve the issues and get back on track. Should be able to cover up in the coming week.