- 1 Guidelines
- 2 Ideas
- 2.1 Your Own Idea
- 2.2 Web
- 2.3 KDE Multimedia
- 2.4 Amarok
- 2.5 digiKam
- 2.6 Calligra Words
- 2.7 KDE Telepathy
- 2.8 Marble
- 2.9 KStars
- 2.10 Krita
- 2.11 Kexi
- 2.12 Calligra Plugins
- 2.13 Gluon
- 2.14 KDE Workspaces
- 2.15 KDE Games
- 2.16 Trojitá
- 2.17 KDENetwork
- 2.18 Solid
- 2.19 Simon
- 2.20 Jovie
- 2.21 Keyboard Layouts
- 2.22 KDevelop
- 2.23 KDE PIM
Information for Students
These ideas were contributed by our developers and users. They are sometimes vague or incomplete. If you wish to submit a proposal based on these ideas, you may wish to contact the developers and find out more about the particular suggestion you're looking at.
Being accepted as a Google Summer of Code student is quite competitive. Accepted students typically have thoroughly researched the technologies of their proposed project and have been in frequent contact with potential mentors. Simply copying and pasting an idea here will not work. On the other hand, creating a completely new idea without first consulting potential mentors is unlikely to work out.
When writing your proposal or asking for help from the general KDE community don't assume people are familiar with the ideas here. KDE is really big!
If there is no specific contact given you can ask questions on the general KDE development list email@example.com. See the KDE mailing lists page for information on available mailing lists and how to subscribe.
Adding a Proposal
When adding an idea to this section, please try to include the following data:
- if the application is not widely known, a description of what it does and where its code lives
- a brief explanation
- the expected results
- pre-requisites for working on your project
- if applicable, links to more information or discussions
- mailing list or IRC channel for your application/library/module
- your name and email address for contact (if you're willing to be a mentor)
If you are not a developer but have a good idea for a proposal, get in contact with relevant developers first.
Your Own Idea
Project: Something that you're totally excited about
Brief explanation: Do you have an awesome idea you want to work on with KDE but that is not among the ideas below? That's cool. We love that! But please do us a favor: Get in touch with a mentor early on and make sure your project is realistic and within the scope of KDE. That will spare you and us a lot of frustration.
Expected results: Something you and KDE loves
Knowledge Prerequisite: Probably C++ and Qt but depends on your project
Mentor: Try to see who in KDE is interested in what you want to work on and approach them. If you are unsure you can always ask in #kde-soc on Freenode IRC.
digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX.
KStars is a very powerful tool for anyone interested in astronomy. It is part of the KDE Edu suite.
Kexi is a visual database creator. It can be used for designing database applications, inserting and editing data, performing queries, and processing data.
Calligra is an office suite with lots of different applications with an user interface that is easy to use, highly customizable and extensible.
About KDE games: http://games.kde.org/
Trojitá is a fast IMAP e-mail client. Since late 2012, it is a part of KDE's extragear. The project focuses on delivering a usable, fast, standards-compliant, cross-platform and reliable e-mail client which can scale from cell phones to huge e-mail archives without annoying slowdowns.
Solid is the KDE sub-community of everything related to Hardware support.
Simon is a speech recognition suite.
Keyboard layouts in KDE allow user to use multiple keyboard layouts and switch between them. It consists of keyboard configuration module (in System Settings), keyboard layout widget/applet, and keyboard layout daemon.
The KDE PIM community work on a set of libraries and applications for Personal Information Management, including email, calendaring, contacts, and feed aggregation.
Brief explanation: The KHolidays library provides KDE applications with information on public holidays around the world, however the file format is very hard to use and maintain and the library features are very limited and restricted to Qt users. The goal of the OpenHolidays project is to develop a new open standard and data repository that can be used by any project that needs the data. See http://community.kde.org/KDE_PIM/KHolidays for more details.
Mentor: John Layt and other KDE PIM community members.