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KDE Now: KDE Now is an alternative of Google Now on the KDE Plasma Desktop. It shows relevant information from your email in the form of cards on a Plasmoid. Currently it supports Event, Flight, Restaurant and Hotel reservations.
Brief explanation: The tests are not yet written for the project. Your task is to write those tests. Also, you have to integrate KDE Now with KDE Calendar so that reservation dates are shown to the user in the form of reminders/notifications.
Expected results: KDE Calendar integration and unit tests for the components. Also, it's an added bonus if you could add one or more popular plugin.
Knowledge Prerequisite: C++, Qt. Some knowledge of testing can be helpful to you during the project but it's not mandatory.
Mentor: Aditya (g33kyaditya on freenode)
KStars: KStars is free, open source, cross-platform Astronomy Software. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.
Brief explanation: KStars supports overlaying of images unto the sky map (See example of M31 here). But many of the images are not correctly oriented as in the real sky. The task is to collect a new set of images from NASA/ESO catalogs along with orientation (angle from north) and pixel scale (arcsecs/pixel) for the whole set of Messier Catalog (110 objects), which is a collection of astronomy objects in the night sky.
Expected results: New List of public domain images with orientation and pixel scale information. Images must also be processed for overlay in KStars, so must have transparency where there is background sky.
Mentor: Jasem Mutlaq (mutlaqja AT ikarustech DOT com)
Brief explanation: GCompris is a an educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Originally written in Gtk+ its development team started to rewrite it from scratch in Qt Quick.
Application guide: For setting up GCompris on devices here are the instructions new_contributors.
Mentors: Johnny Jazeix (IRC: JohnnyJ), Pulkit Gupta (IRC: pulkit), Stefan Toncu (IRC: StefanT29), Rajdeep Kaur (IRC: Nessaa), Timothée Giet (IRC: AnimTim), Emmanuel charruau(IRC: Allon), Sagar Chand Agarwal (IRC: sagaragarwal94).
Feel free to contact us either on IRC #gcompris or by mail (email@example.com).
Brief explanation: Discover is a software center and we'd like to make it easy to install any application.
Expected results: Once done, it will be possible to list, install and remove Flatpak packages using Plasma's Discover Software Center.
Knowledge Prerequisite: The code will be C++, will be using some C/GObject libraries. It would be useful if before applying you could look into discover current backends. They are placed in discover/libdiscover/backends/.
More information about flatpak can be found here: http://flatpak.org/
Mentor: Aleix Pol Gonzalez <firstname.lastname@example.org>; apol on IRC, @AleixPol on Telegram
Brief explanation: DigiKam is an advanced open source photo management software.
Knowledge Prerequisite: C++, SQL, Qt
Mentor: Gilles Caulier (email@example.com)
Brief explanation: Current mdbtools sources included with Kexi (kexi.git) for MS Access mdb format support can be outdated. Trying to get people to move to Kexi from Access at some point, means the should be able to move their existing data/design also.
Project's wiki: http://community.kde.org/Kexi
Knowledge Prerequisite: C, basic C++, reverse engineering
Mentor: Jarosław Staniek (staniek at kde.org)
Brief explanation: "Get Hot New Stuff" provides a way for people to download new content (for example uploaded to store.kde.org). This will help people sharing their KTuberling playgrounds
Knowledge Prerequisite: basic C++
Mentor: Albert Astals Cid (aacid at kde.org)
Brief explanation: Cantor, the interface for scientific programming, can be interesting for several users running Windows daily. This project aims to provide support for Cantor on Windows.
Knowledge Prerequisite: C++, Qt, Windows. Research how to compile Qt software like Cantor on Windows.
Mentor: Filipe Saraiva (filipe at kde.org)