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Advanced Coding Projects

Projects for more experienced coders.

Some things to keep in mind when planning new modules or major features:

  • Consider what other FOSS tools exist, that could be installed alongside Eden.
  • Look at tools and libraries already in use in Eden, e.g. jQuery and ExtJS for UI work.

Fuller list of Projects being scoped: BluePrints

Meed Feed

Web Setup

Migrate Features from DRR Project Portal

The DRR Project Portal ( was developed with an earlier version of Sahana Eden. However, due to time constraints and a rapidly changing trunk code base,the DRR Project Portal (DRR PP) Code ( diverged. There are a number of features in the DRR PP code which would be great to have ported back into trunk (and could make use of some off the newly developed features to be implemented more efficiently):

  • Subscription to searches, which enable people to get email notifications when new projects are added.
  • Matrix Report ( which allows information to be analysed.
  • Graph views of resources. (
  • Improved User Interface design. Although the design is specific to the DRR PP, some of the elements could be utilised.
  • Improved handling of registration.
  • Ability to submit information to the portal, but not share it until it has been approved.
  • Truncate cells in data tables (but have ability to expand)
  • Check for invalid characters in excel export

It would also be advantageous to have the DRR PP running on the latest version of Sahana Eden to take advantage of new features and optimisations in Trunk.


These are a number of GIS/Mapping Tasks to be done:

  • GeoExplorer
  • Photo Bulk Uploader
    • Add EXIF support to geolocate images
    • Provide opportunity to add Metadata for all files
    • Add support for GPX Track timestamp correlation

Wikipedia Locations

Allow Sahana to import Wikipedia locations easily: both Hierarchy & Lat/Lon info

Fix Web2Py Cron on Win32 Service

Web2Py has a nice Cron utility, but this doesn't work currently on Win32 in Service mode: #438


Test Automation

  • Write Functional Tests using Selenium
  • Figure out how to do unit tests against a web application.
    • Write unit and functional tests.

Tweet / SMS Parsing

Allow users to provide info via tweets or SMS messages

Job Jar

Manage tasks performed on the site, e.g. data entry

  • Assign tasks to users or let users select tasks.
  • Track who does what, mark completed.
  • Provide administrator UI for defining tasks.
  • Cross-check / verify task, or compare result of two users on same task.
  • Administer tests and training for new workers.

Mobile Photo/Video Upload

  • Design a widget (to be included in an Eden form) that can be used to select images or video, with any needed detection of the type of phone.

Run Eden on a smart phone

Installation Web Interface

For customizing new Eden sites. See notes toward web-based setup and customization: BluePrintWebSetup.

Chat in Sahana

With other logged in users

  • Provide a chat board through which users can help each other or get help from the system administrator.
  • Perhaps have one chat for each organization or project.
  • Is there existing IRC or other chat software that could be incorporated?

Survey Application

The survey module was started during GSoC this summer. The author will be online on freenode #sahana-ghc under the nicknames robbyoconnor or r0bby|android during the Codeathon.

  • Change it so that it uses "components" to relate survey sections to the survey, and questions to the survey sections.
  • Please keep in mind that the survey tool should be able to support question data types (defined in the user guidelines)
  • Ideally, the look and feel of the surveys should be modeled after the Rapid Assessment Tool (rat) module. (See models/ and controllers/ to get an idea of what needs to happen.)
  • We are aiming to allow non-technical users to create surveys similar to what was done in the rat module.
  • Additional Resources: User Guidelines
  • If this project is undertaken, please update the wiki documentation to match.


Optical Character Recognition

  • Integrate an OCR tool developed for GSoC into Eden.

New Use Cases

Extensions to support:

  • Organizations such as Ten Thousand Villages assist craftspeople in disadvantaged countries organize to purchase supplies and market their crafts. What would such a crafts coop need to help run their business? What's missing from Eden to support this?
  • Maitri provides support to victims of domestic violence.
    • They have a page listing resources but part of the page is organized topically and the rest by location. Consider how to store the resource data to allow displaying it either by topic or by location, and also make it searchable.
    • Look at the volunteer page. Compare with the existing (incomplete) volunteer module. What additional features might Maitri need to use the Eden volunteer module?

Image Library

Misc. Projects

To be elaborated on later:

  • User Statistics


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