< GSoC | 2013Revision as of 10:15, 29 May 2013 by Jsolanki (talk | contribs)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Status reports for GSoC, OPFW and SoK 2013. Contents 1 Akshay Ratan 2 Denis Steckelmacher 3 Jan Grulich 4 Filipe Saraiva 5 Ivan Čukić 6 Maria Far 7 Michael Bohlender 8 René Küttner 9 Sven Brauch 10 Ahmed AbouElhamayed 11 Somsubhra Bairi 12 Jaydeep Solanki 13 Punit Mehta 14 Lukas Appelhans 15 Albert Vaca Cintora 16 Sahil Nagpal 17 David Rosca 18 Anant Kamath 19 Oindrila Gupta 20 Yiou Wang Akshay Ratan Project Name: Improvements and Enhancements for Plasma Media Center A Brief Description: This project aims to make Plasma Media Center even better with improvements in the existing features as well as enhancements to this powerful application. One such major proposed addition is to layout a keyboard navigation scheme so that each part of PMC can be usable by the keyboard alone. Features such as addition of Dropbox plugin and polishing of existing online services are also proposed. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: akshay_r IRC Channels: #kde-in, #kde-soc, #plasma, #kde-devel,#gsoc Blog: www.akshaycode.blogspot.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Denis Steckelmacher Project Name: A New Query Parser and Auto-Completed Input Field for Nepomuk A Brief Description: Implement a query parser for Nepomuk based on real compiler technologies (lexing, parsing) instead of regular expressions, and able to parse more complex and human-friendly queries and searches. Also implement an input widget (derived from QLineEdit) that allows the user to enter queries which are syntax-highlighted and auto-completed. Status: Definition of the parser's grammar Screenshot: IRC Nick: steckdenis IRC Channels: #kde-soc on Freenode, but I'm quicker at responding to emails Blog: http://steckdenis.be This is awesome about GSoC: Working for a big project and with very skilled people This is what I learned during GSoC: Jan Grulich Project Name: Touchscreen friendly NetworkManager applet and network settings module A Brief Description: Create a new NetworkManager applet for Plasma active including a setting module for creating and configuring connections. Both parts will be optimized for touchscreen devices. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: jgrulich IRC Channels: #kde-devel, #kde, #solid, #plasma, #active, #kde-soc, #fedora-kde Blog: http://grulja.wordpress.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Filipe Saraiva Project Name: Improve Cantor Backend for Scientific Programming in Python A Brief Description: This proposal aims to improve the backend to python scientific programming in Cantor, using numpy, scipy and matplot libraries. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: filipesaraiva IRC Channels: #kde, #kde-brasil, #kde-devel, #kde-edu, #kde-soc Blog: Filipe Saraiva's blog This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Ivan Čukić Project Name: [Plasma/KWin] Shell switching and conditional component loading A Brief Description: Dynamically loading shells and components based on the environment (device capabilities, properties, input devices...) Status: And it all began Screenshot: IRC Nick: ivan|home IRC Channels: #plasma Blog: http://ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog This is awesome about GSoC: you can first be a mentor, and later a student This is what I learned during GSoC: Maria Far Project Name: Krita Webshop A Brief Description: Create and manage the new and shiny Krita Webshop, posting stuff and interview artists in the Krita Webshop Blog, and doing some work in the Krita website. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: imeim IRC Channels: #krita, #chakra, #chakra-es, #kde-women, #kde-soc Blog: http://kritawebshopblog.wordpress.com This is awesome about OPFW: This is what I learned during OPFW: Michael Bohlender Project Name: Polish Kontact Touch “Mail” to fit Plasma Active UI / UX A Brief Description: I want to polish “Mail” of Kontact Touch by giving it a UI/UX rework to make it a true PA Application. This means: 1.) Port Mail of Kontact Touch to Plasma Components 2.) Rework the interaction design of Mail in the process Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: mbohlender IRC Channels: #active #plasma #kontact #akonadi #kde-soc Blog: http://mbohlender.blogspot.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: René Küttner Project Name: An OpenGL SceneGraph for Marble A Brief Description: Marble Virtual Globe is a nice project for working with maps. The software rendering is smart and works very well. However, there are some limitations with the software rendering that hardware accelerated graphics (like OpenGL) solves. This proposal is about a SceneGraph structure that will allow for abstracting the actual graphics scene from the rendering backend within Marble as well as grouping and rendering objects in 3D space. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: rku IRC Channels: #marble, #kde-soc, #kde-devel, #gsoc Blog: http://zombofant.net/blog/tags/gsoc2013 This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Sven Brauch Project Name: Collaborative text editor based on KTextEditor and kde-telepathy A Brief Description: This project aims to implement a collaborative text editor as a KTextEditor plugin, and make it use telepathy for data transfer in the background. Status: A prototype for the editor part exists, as described on http://scummos.blogspot.de/2013/04/collaborative-editing-in-kte-prototype.html Screenshot: later ;) IRC Nick: scummos IRC Channels: #kdevelop #kde-telepathy #kde-devel #kde-soc on freenode (and some others which are fairly unrelated ;) Blog: http://scummos.blogspot.de (kde-related posts also on planet KDE) This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Ahmed AbouElhamayed Project Name: Web interface plus service - Simple Project Report A Brief Description: This project aims to provide insight about KDE projects from one place instead of having to go through 4 different sources. The web service should be able to fetch data from these sources and show them in one place, with the ability to view statistics and graphical reports. It should also contain API to provide the same functions as the graphical interface. Status: Prototype Screenshot: IRC Nick: TheMonster IRC Channels: #kde-devel,#kde-soc,#kde-sysadmin,#kde-www Blog: http://kdeprogress.blogspot.com/ (Till I get one on planetKDE) This is awesome about GSoC: I get to learn a lot and do a real useful thing and I get to meet and talk to a great open source community. This is what I learned during GSoC: Somsubhra Bairi Project Name: Animation support in Krita A Brief Description:The project aims to add animation support in Krita by adding a timeline interface to create/edit animation and store the animation in a new animation format plus add some animation specific tools. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: somsubhra IRC Channels: #krita, #calligra, #kde-soc, #kde-in Blog: http://somsubhra.com/blog This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Jaydeep Solanki Project Name: Improve ePub support for Okular A Brief Description: Improve ePub rendering (change rendering engine) and some usability enhancements in Okular. Status: Rendering is in its alpha stage Screenshot: IRC Nick: jaydp17 IRC Channels: #okular, #kde-soc, #kde-in Blog: http://jaydp17.wordpress.com/ This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Punit Mehta Project Name: Polishing file structure, Application Actions and UI features in Khipu A Brief Description: Khipu is an advanced mathematical function plotter application of the KDE Education Project. Khipu is in playground now. This project includes improvement in the basic and necessary features which are some Application Actions, Persistence file and Plot Dictionary support as well as improving UI of Khipu and its code base so that Khipu can be releasable at the end of GSoC. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: punit9462 IRC Channels: #kde, #kde-edu, #kde-soc, #kde-in Blog: http://punit9462.blogspot.com This is awesome about GSoC: Working with awesome,skilled people and contributing to the project you love the most which is going to be used by millions across the globe. This is what I learned during GSoC: Lukas Appelhans Project Name: Extending Muon to different platforms A Brief Description: This project is about supporting Muon on more platforms, which means writing backend plugins for it using PackageKit and akabei. While it will give basic support for a lot of distributions, we will discuss, review and improve the current backend abstraction. I will also develop another abstraction layer for creating simple notifiers on whether a system needs to be updated, which can be used e.g. in a plasmoid. Status: Notifier abstraction done and dummy plugin uses it Screenshot: IRC Nick: boom1992 IRC Channels: #kde-devel #kde Blog: http://boom1992.wordpress.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Albert Vaca Cintora Project Name: Integrate Android with KDE A Brief Description: The goal of this project is to add some communication between your Android phone and your KDE desktop. This way we can, for example, show a desktop notification when you receive a new message, or pause the music automatically during a call. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: elvaka IRC Channels: #kde-devel-es Blog: This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Sahil Nagpal Project Name: Improving the filter module of Krita and adding more filters to it A Brief Description: Krita currently has a limited set of classic filters . However there are problems with the current filter implementations, for instance in the edge-detection filters. Also, there are some important filters which are absent and need to be implemented in Krita like Color Balance, Spot Blur, Match Color, Wavelet Decompose Filter, Screen Gradient. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: sahil IRC Channels: #krita, #kde, #calligra Blog: This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: David Rosca Project Name: Port libqzeitgeist to libzeitgeist2 A Brief Description: Just recently, Zeitgeist released libzeitgeist2, which includes direct database access as a performance boost. libqzeitgeist is still using the raw DBus API which is slower. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: nowrep IRC Channels: #zeitgeist #kde-soc Blog: http://davidrosca.blogspot.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Anant Kamath Project Name: Port libqzeitgeist to libzeitgeist2 A Brief Description: To upgrade ModemManagerQt to use the newer SMS sending API in ModemManager 0.7+ and to implement a GUI for sending/receiving SMSs and managing SIM card contacts using Telepathy. IRC Nick: flak37 IRC Channels: #kde-devel #kde-telepathy #solid #plasma ' This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Oindrila Gupta Project Name: Assisting in the first release of Artikulate A Brief Description: While attempting to learn a new language, the most basic and common problem that an individual faces is of speaking the language with fluency and proper pronunciations. Artikulate, a pronunciation trainer, aims at improving and perfecting the pronunciation skills of the user, thereby helping in speaking foreign languages with ease. It is currently in the KDE Edu Playground i.e., it is still under development and has not been released yet. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: oini IRC Channels: #kde-edu, #kde-women, #kde-in, #kde, #kde-soc, #gsoc Blog: http://www.oinig.wordpress.com This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Yiou Wang Project Name: Port digiKam Image Editor Canvas Classes to Qt4 Model/View A Brief Description: Image Editor is one of the many reasons making digiKam such a cool application. Its core components for previewing images, ImageRegionWidget and Canvas, depend on Q3ScrollView, which is based on Qt3Support class. In the next Qt5, Qt3Support class will disappear. So it is necessary to port these classes to Qt4 model/view. Besides, this project can bring some new features of Qt4 model/view which will make Image Editor new features implementation a lot easier. Status: Screenshot: IRC Nick: geow812 IRC Channels: #kde-devel, #digikam-soc-devel, #digikam-devel Blog: http://www.yiouwang.com/blog/ This is awesome about GSoC: This is what I learned during GSoC: Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=GSoC/2013/StatusReports&oldid=31941" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.