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Abhijeet Nikam: Active Mail - Implement an API and recreate UI/UX for the email composer

Student Abhijeet Nikam
Project Name Active Mail - Implement an API and recreate UI/UX for the email composer
Brief Description We will be first create an API which can compose a mail and using that we will be re-implementing the user interface of the present mail composer in QML, bringing it one step closer to a actual touch based application.
IRC Nick nikam08
IRC Channels #kontact, #gsoc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://n1kam.wordpress.com
This is awesome about GSoC You get to do something important. It is amazing , the way your mentor takes the effort to guide you. I have learnt so much from Michael. You just start becoming a part of the family!
What I'm learning during GSoC From my code style, to making commits, Qt-QML programming, writing a wiki or discussing the implementation - and there's still so much to learn. A simple review my your mentors makes you learn a lot!
Status I have implemented the first iteration of comosing mail in the API. I am now working on the attachment and mail sending part.

Abhinav Gangwar: Marble Game

Student Abhinav Gangwar
Project Name Marble Game
Brief Description Design an entertaining and educational game using Marble which will help learning Geography.
IRC Nick abhgangwar
IRC Channels #marble, #kde-soc, #kde-devel, #gsoc, #kde-edu
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://abhgangwar.wordpress.com
This is awesome about GSoC Getting guidance from quite talented and experienced people. They are really helpful. Discussing plans for new features or issues with current one is awesome. I enjoy such discussions. Getting feedback on your patches for mistakes I couldn't even think of. In other words, I enjoy it all. :)
What I'm learning during GSoC I learned some Qt stuff and still learning. The project also gave me chance to learn about KML . And of course understanding large code base of Marble and its architecture is an interesting task in itself. A lot more to learn in coming tasks.
Status I have a basic political map integrated with Marble. Find details on my blog

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Ahmed AbouElhamayed: Improve KDE Reports

Student Ahmed AbouElhamayed
Project Name Improve KDE Reports
Brief Description My project aims to complete KDE Reports Test Suite, improve it's performance and generate more reports from new sources. [1]
IRC Nick TheMonster
IRC Channels #kde-devel, #kde-sysadmin, #kde-www, #kde-soc, #plasma
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) [2]
This is awesome about GSoC Getting to do what I love and learning by doing, facing real problems and the joy of solving them after doing some effort.
What I'm learning during GSoC I'm dealing with tests for now. I'm learning to write tests(Unit tests mainly) for a project that is somewhat hard to test due to its wide dependency on external sources.
Status I'm currently writing tests for the various parts of the project to make it ready for the upgrade to Rails 4.

Alexandr Akulich: Telegram Network Support for Telepathy

Student Alexandr Akulich
Project Name Telegram Network Support for Telepathy
Brief Description Project goal is to implement Qt-based Telegram Connection Manager and to integrate it into KDE Telepathy.
IRC Nick Kaffeine
IRC Channels #kde-telepathy
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://akulichalexandr.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status Implemented low-level protocol, encryption and user sign up.

Amarvir Singh: Semi-Automatic Generation of Language Lessons for Parley

Student Amarvir Singh
Project Name Semi-Automatic Generation of Language Lessons for Parley
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick Which nickname are you using in Freenode IRC?
IRC Channels Which IRC channels do you join regularly? Add them here. Hopefully #kde-soc is among them!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Aniket Anvit: Adding support for Geogebra files in KIG

Student Aniket Anvit
Project Name Adding support for Geogebra files in KIG
Brief Description My project aims at creating a Geogebra-filter for KIG with the help of which KIG will be able to open Geogebra Worksheets and tool files. Both Geogebra and KIG are widely used applications for Geometry learning.
IRC Nick packo
IRC Channels #kde, #kde-edu. #kde-devel, #kde-soc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC Getting feedback on your plans ( and implementations ) as well as the guidance that the mentor provides is amazing and motivating. Learning from the existing code and architecture, watching what things are implemented which way. Praises from the mentor on your nice work ;)
What I'm learning during GSoC I got introduced to XML processing (something which I knew existed but was not aware of its usefulness). Transforming one XML representation to another using XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a lot of fun. I learnt how applications store the data describing their documents in XML format. How they are read when the user opens a saved document.
Status I have been able to add support for circles, conics, angles, vectors, lines, constrained-points, graphic-properties(like color, style, line-thickness) and some basic macros.

Anuj Pahuja: Porting KDE Games to KDE Frameworks 5

Student Anuj Pahuja
Project Name Porting KDE Games to KDE Frameworks 5
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick Which nickname are you using in Freenode IRC?
IRC Channels Which IRC channels do you join regularly? Add them here. Hopefully #kde-soc is among them!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Ashish Madeti: Integrate Plasma Media Center with Simon to make navigation easier

Student Ashish Madeti
Project Name Integrate Plasma Media Center with Simon to make navigation easier
Brief Description The aim of the project is to make Plasma Media Center MPRIS compatible, so that it can accept commands over D-Bus. Then make a Simon command plug-in which will interact with PMC, allowing a user to control PMC with voice commands.
IRC Nick madeti
IRC Channels #plasma, #kde-speech
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://ashishmadeti.github.io/
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status Completed a Simon plug-in which can send basic commands (ex: pause, next) to PMC

Avik Pal: Sound Visualization And Sound Effects In Artikulate

Student Avik Pal
Project Name Sound Visualization And Sound Effects In Artikulate
Brief Description When a user records his/her own voice through a microphone invariably there is noise in the recorded audio and it becomes harder to analyze how well the user is faring with regards to improving pronunciation. So the aim of this project is to have a noise filter implemented within Artikulate and also a way of visually representing user's performance.
IRC Nick avikpal
IRC Channels #kde-soc, #kde-edu, #kde-artikulate, #gstreamer, #qtgstreamer
Blog (yet to be aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://disquisitiveavik.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC Coding, meeting different people in IRC and discussing bugs with them.
Status I have finished porting Artikulate to qtgstreamer 1.0 but there is a distro specific bug which are due to indirect shared library dependencies.

Bharath M S: Port of GCompris in Qt Quick

Student Bharath M S
Project Name Port of GCompris in Qt Quick
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick Which nickname are you using in Freenode IRC?
IRC Channels Which IRC channels do you join regularly? Add them here. Hopefully #kde-soc is among them!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Bhaskar Kandiyal: Akonadi Commandline/Shellscripting Interface

Student Bhaskar Kandiyal
Project Name Akonadi Commandline/Shellscripting Interface
Brief Description The project aims to develop a commandline interface for accessing / modifying the Akonadi datastore.
IRC Nick gastly
IRC Channels #akonadi, #kde-soc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://kbhaskar.in/
This is awesome about GSoC GSoC allows people to easily start working and get involved in their favourite open source projects
What I'm learning during GSoC Writing better code and getting familiar with KDE PIM libraries and how they work
Status Working on Basic filesystem commands for the Akonadi client

Bhushan Shah: Integrating Plasma Media Center with Plasma Next and porting to KF5 and Qt5

Student Bhushan Shah
Project Name Integrating Plasma Media Center with Plasma Next and porting to KF5 and Qt5
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick bshah
IRC Channels #plasma, #kde-devel, #kde-soc, #kde-in
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://bhush9.github.io/
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Calin Cruceru: Editing mode for Polygons inside Marble

Student Calin Cruceru
Project Name Editing mode for Polygons inside Marble
Brief Description The main objective of my project is implementing a couple of polygon editing tools to help users both mark specific places and also do more advanced customization on them.
IRC Nick crucerucalin
IRC Channels #gsoc #kde #kde-devel #kde-soc #kubuntu #marble
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://calincruceru.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC What I like most about GSoC is that I met many people (even though only virtually, at least for now) with which I share interests and passions. Also, I like very much the interaction with my mentors, who are always very helpful and kind to ask any question and share interesting things from their vast experience.
What I'm learning during GSoC I think that the most important thing I learned so far is how to efficiently communicate within a community. All of us have worked on personal projects, school assessments and things like these, but working within a community is different and this experience has taught me many valuable aspects which will certainly come useful in my career. The other important thing I'm learning is the language itself (Qt/C++) as well as how to adapt to some existing code base.
Status As mentioned above, I'm keeping a blog on which I will post every one-two weeks (this time I posted after two weeks because I'm in my exam period). I have just added a new post in which I'm presenting my progress so far. The post can be found here: http://calincruceru.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/gsoc-progress-after-the-first-two-weeks/. Currently I'm working on adding new actions on nodes (merging is next).

Claudio Desideri: Gluon Player to Qt5 with friends, activities and real-time chat

Student Claudio Desideri
Project Name Gluon Player to Qt5 with friends, activities and real-time chat
Brief Description My project consists in enhancing the distribution system of the Gluon Project. I will achieve this by porting Gluon Player to Qt5 (which consists in porting the player library that works with attica and integrates with all the other tools), adding a friend and activity system on our OCS server and enable real time chatting between players using XMPP protocol an QXMPP library. Unfortunately we can't use Telepathy due to Windows incompatibility.
IRC Nick I'm usually snizzo / snizzo_ / snizzo__
IRC Channels #gluon, #kde-devel, #kde-soc, #qt, #necessitas
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://playgfx.blogspot.it/ (both my tech and personal blog)
This is awesome about GSoC I can work with awesome technologies like Qt, QML and everything open. This seems to be like a small factor, but it's really impotant to me to work with open source because of many reasons. Among them: learning, understanding, modifying and reusing code is essential. And of course there's the community. Oh I love KDE people very much. Kudos to everyone for making this community so great and perfect!
What I'm learning during GSoC Since I'm involved in porting duties, I'm mostly learning in rewriting, refactoring and architecturing. This is awesome since it's very rare for a young student like me to have the possibility to build something new on an already big project. I'm trying also to put more effort in UI/UX design.
Status I currently work both on Gluon Player and OCS server. At this exact time I've finalized the login/logout port and I'm writing the OCS friend system. I haven't much to show you for now, but a new blog post is surely coming soon as we're rapidly working. Also, anyone interested in testing our work is welcome. I'll write a wiki page soon with instructions to do so.

David Rosca: Make libbluedevil async

Student David Rosca
Project Name Make libbluedevil async
Brief Description The main objective of this project is to create a new asyncrhonous Qt Bluez wrapper library.
IRC Nick nowrep
IRC Channels #kde-soc #solid
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE)
This is awesome about GSoC
What I'm learning during GSoC
Status I have created a personal scratch repo and started working.

Debjit Mondal: Advanced features and enhancements for Kanagram

Student Debjit Mondal
Project Name Advanced features and enhancements for Kanagram
Brief Description My project aims at implementation of a text to speech daemon, a fresh and colourful user interface using QtQuick framework, a wiki link feature and an enhancement in the self-assessment tool.
IRC Nick debjit
IRC Channels #kde-soc, #kde-edu, #kde, #fedora-kde, #gsoc, #konversation, #dgplug, #nitdgplug
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://debjitmondal.blogspot.in//
This is awesome about GSoC Learn, Code, Commit and save lives. On a serious note, discussing things with some knowledgeable people gives you a whole new perspective on writing codes. Seeing your features used and praised by the users gives you immense joy and happiness. And that's what makes GSoC awesome.
What I'm learning during GSoC Writing better code and learning how most of the things work in Kanagram. At the moment, my focus is on learning QML.
Status The work done so far is given in : http://debjitmondal.blogspot.in/2014/06/gsoc14-kanagram.html . And currently I am designing the game interface.

Denis Kuplyakov: Implement an outliner for Calligra Author

Student Denis Kuplyakov
Project Name Implement an outliner for Calligra Author
Brief Description I'm implementing outliner that will make a Calligra Author perfect tool for novelist. I plan to use openDocument format in conjunction with RDF-metadata.
IRC Nick denerkup
IRC Channels #kde, #calligra, #kde-games
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://calligra-author-outliner.blogspot.ru/
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status http://calligra-author-outliner.blogspot.ru/2014/06/calligra-words-and-author-section.html

Giorgos Tsiapaliokas: Port Plasmate to kdevplatform

Student Giorgos Tsiapaliokas
Project Name Port Plasmate to kdevplatform
Brief Description My project is to port plasmate into kdevplatform in order plasmate to take some of kdevplatform's features and also to make some of the plasma tools(like plasmoidviewer) as kdevplatform plugins which will be possible to use them from kdevelop.
IRC Nick terietor
IRC Channels #kde-soc, #kde-devel, #plama
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://terietor.org
This is awesome about GSoC Coding and communicating with great people
What I'm learning during GSoC Reading other people's code and becoming better. That could be unit tests, architecture decisions and a lot more.

Its really hard to tell, but studying different architectures is really priceless.

Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Harshita Mistry: Add support for importing tables from LibreOffice Base to Kexi

Student Harshita Mistry
Project Name Add support for importing tables from LibreOffice Base to Kexi
Brief Description Kexi is an Open Source visual database creator. It is ued to perform database operations like inserting and editing data and performing queries. Kexi also provides migration functionality from other database sources e.g. mdb. However,

Kexi doesn't have support to import Open Document Format (.odb) database files generated by LibreOfficeBase. So, the main objective of this project is to add support for importing database, structure as well as data generated by LibreOffice Base to Kexi.

IRC Nick Harshita
IRC Channels #kexi
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://harshimistry.wordpress.com
This is awesome about GSoC GSoC is an effective way to contribute in Open Source community. It allows me to interact with my mentor, to whom I can discuss my problems, bugs and my project. GSoC is nexus between every people in this community which allows to have great bond with everyone and share their project experiences with eachother.
What I'm learning during GSoC I am learning a lot during GSoC. I have never worked before in Qt. During m project I am enhancing my knowledge in Qt as well as Java. As I have to code in Java as well. In addition to all these awesome things, I am polishing my communication skills as well. GSoC is not only about coding , it also enables you to communicate with open source contributors and have real talk with them about your code, bugs and experiences. All of these factors are so much useful in future.
Status I have created some methods in my java code to establish a connection to hsqldb database to fetch information and called these methods in my C++ code. The code is working pretty much fine as of now as I am testing my code independently. Now I am working on cmake files to compile my code with the whole kexi project.

Ivan Čukić: Activities - The second burst of Plasma [Plasma, KActivities, Baloo]

Student Ivan Čukić
Project Name Activities - The second burst of Plasma [Plasma, KActivities, Baloo]
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick Which nickname are you using in Freenode IRC?
IRC Channels Which IRC channels do you join regularly? Add them here. Hopefully #kde-soc is among them!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Karan Luthra: New SMTP Layer integrated with Trojita’s Streams Layer

Student Karan Luthra
Project Name New SMTP Layer integrated with Trojita’s Streams Layer
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick luthrak
IRC Channels #trojita #kde-soc #gsoc ##gsoc-india #bvplug
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Blog PlanetKDE Feed
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Kevin Funk: Production-ready Clang integration in KDevelop

Student Kevin Funk
Project Name Production-ready Clang integration in KDevelop
Brief Description The main focus of my GSoC is to get the Clang language support plugin in KDevelop to a state where it is usable for a broad audience and feature compatible with the current C++ language support plugin which contains a self-written C++ parser
IRC Nick kfunk
IRC Channels #kde,#kdevelop
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://kfunk.org/
This is awesome about GSoC Getting the awesome opportunity to dedicate work solely on one of my favorite open-source projects for several months
What I'm learning during GSoC Expanding my knowledge in the LLVM/Clang area, getting to know people (read: other contributors) to the LLVM/Clang project
Status Introductory post: http://kfunk.org/2014/04/28/gsoc-2014-improving-the-clang-integration-in-kdevelop/ Week 2 status report: http://kfunk.org/2014/06/13/gsoc-status-report-week-2-moving-assistants-infrastructure/

Antonis Tsiapaliokas: Port Plasma Active Shell to libplasma2 and QML2

Student kokeroulis
Project Name Port Plasma Active Shell to libplasma2 and QML2
Brief Description The main objective is to port the Plasma Active to Qt5/KF5 and libplasma2 technologies.
IRC Nick kokeroulis
IRC Channels #plasma-devel, #kde-devel
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://kokeroulis.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC During GSoC we are able to work together with our mentor and the of rest team. So after the GSoC we are actually part of the team, and this is very important. Because working with a team and creating a software which is going to be used my other people is very awesome. Also all the positive feedback that we get from our blog posts is very important and encouraging in order to continue our work.
What I'm learning during GSoC I am learing the architecture of the libplasma2 how the rest of things integrates with it. (Plasmoids, shell etc)
Status Right now i am working on the activities support and the configuration of the shell. More information can be found here.

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Mohamed Anwer: [digiKam] Adding a quick access to colors and labels in dedicated tree-view

Student Mohamed Anwer
Project Name Adding a quick access to colors and labels in dedicated tree-view
Brief Description In digikam found that it takes too much time and too much steps to find and collect items with specific labels like “Rating, Color, and Picks”, So this motivated us to make it easier for the user to collect all this from the database through a tree-view by selecting his/her wanted labels and clicking a single button.
IRC Nick tootis
IRC Channels #kde-soc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://mohamedanwer.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC Working with professional community.
What I'm learning during GSoC GUI Design, Documentation, and unit testing.
Status To know what have been done so far in the Projects check this out: https://mohamedanwer.wordpress.com/tag/gsoc14/

Mohit Goyal: Improvement Of Brush Module in Krita

Student Mohit Goyal
Project Name Improvement Of Brush Module in Krita
Brief Description The project is about improving and introducing new features to Krita's Brush Module. I am working to implement Dirty Presets, Locked Settings in Presets, Cumulative Undo/Redo in Sessions and a Master Brush to encompass all the existing Brush Engines
IRC Nick mohit
IRC Channels #krita
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) www.kritawithmohit.wordpress.com
This is awesome about GSoC The fact that I can ask anything, anytime to any of the awesome people ( Developers and Artists alike ) on the Krita Channel. Only yesterday, my mentor Dmitry taught me about templates and shared pointers in C++. He gave me two books to read and some code to play around with and refactor to suit the Designs mentioned in the books. That is something that we don't even get to know about in College. Also, the fact that users get to use your implemented features/bug fixes directly is cool too :)
What I'm learning during GSoC After implementing my first feature - Dirty Presets -- I have realised that having a design in mind is useful. Before this I always used to just start off with coding with a half baked idea in mind. But now, I am focussing more on the design aspect and how I will go about it before actually stepping into code. A sound design will always create sound code.
Status I am currently working on Locked Settings and have completed Dirty Presets. I have to update my blog so I will post the link as soon as possible :)

nikhatzi: Plasma Media Center - DVB Support

Student nikhatzi
Project Name Plasma Media Center - DVB Support
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
IRC Nick Which nickname are you using in Freenode IRC?
IRC Channels Which IRC channels do you join regularly? Add them here. Hopefully #kde-soc is among them!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Add a link to your blog here. Make sure to aggregate it with http://planetkde.org/ (top of that page has instructions)
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

Nilesh Suthar: Address book based on KPeople

Student Nilesh Suthar
Project Name Address book based on KPeople
Brief Description This project aims in building a wigdet apps to use the functionality provided by kpeople. The application emphasis on showing available details of person like recents emails, recent chats, shared notes, files, events.
IRC Nick nil1511
IRC Channels #kde-soc, #kontact, #kde-in
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://nil1511.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC I get to learn new thing from my mentor Martin. My work get quickly reviewed when I am done with it and I get some very useful suggestion to improve my work.
What I'm learning during GSoC During GSOC I improved my communication skill. I am able to quickly understand some kde projects when needed this is helpful sometimes.
Status Currently I am working on Listing the emails appropriately in user friendly manner.

Stephan Platz: Cryptography in Trojitá

Student Stephan Platz
Project Name Cryptography in Trojitá
Brief Description Adding support for PGP and S/MIME to Trojitá. In the end it should be possible to read and write encrypted and signed PGP and S/MIME mails.
IRC Nick paalsteek
IRC Channels #kde-soc, #trojita
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://paalsteek.de/
This is awesome about GSoC Being able to work on an open source project and using that for my studies instead of visiting yet another (boring) lecture.
What I'm learning during GSoC I hope to improve my coding style and knowledge in C++ as well as gaining some experience in unit testing.
Status I currently have a working branch that can decrypt and display encrypted PGP/MIME messages. But there is some more work needed to make it ready for merging into master.

Percy Camilo Triveño Aucahuasi: KDE-Edu/Analitza Enhancements

Student Percy Camilo Triveño Aucahuasi
Project Name KDE-Edu/Analitza Enhancements
Brief Description Improve KDE-Edu/Analitza math library: adding JIT to compute functions, basic Linear Algebra commands and a better matrix manipulation support.
IRC Nick aucahuasi
IRC Channels #kde-edu, #kde-devel, #kde-soc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://aucahuasi.blogspot.com/
This is awesome about GSoC Learning and adding value to the community.
What I'm learning during GSoC Mainly getting a better understanding about LLVM API.
Status Improve matrix support by solving bugs and completing missing features: Done. | Improve the error catching (robust and consistent expressions and operations): In progress. | Unit tests for all new code: In progress. | Linear Algebra commands (eigenvalues and eigenvectors): In progress.

Rupanjana Mitra: Caligra Sheets

Student Rupanjana Mitra
Project Name Caligra Sheets
Brief Description ' My project adds four features to calligra sheets,( a spltter feature, a spell check, highlighting of changed cells and merging documents).
IRC Nick mrupanjana
IRC Channels #calligra!
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://mrupanjana.wordpress.com/
This is awesome about GSoC The team work is good. I get to speak to a lot of people who really know how to get work done. And that you have to keep on searching and trying. Things do happen but it takes work!
What I'm learning during GSoC I get to learn a lot of things about a framework and how to rightly utilise documentation.
Status I am presently working on to add splitter to the sheets, horizontal and vertical splitter.

Sanjiban Bairagya: Interactive Tours in Marble

Student Sanjiban Bairagya
Project Name Interactive Tours in Marble
Brief Description Even though the Marble library currently supports use cases of tours but the UI does not reveal all the features yet. This project is about making them possible.
IRC Nick fewcha
IRC Channels #kde, #fedora-kde, #kde-soc, #kde-in, #marble, #gsoc, #konversation, #randa, #akademy, #dgplug, #dgplug-devel, #nitdgplug
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://sanjibandotme.wordpress.com/tag/kde/
This is awesome about GSoC The best thing about GSoC other than the fact that it can be done entirely from home, and any time during the day you want, is that you get so much hands-on experience on almost everything related with coding, and you get to learn so much more. The best thing has to be that you get to interact and work with people who have created entire softwares, and who are so much more knowledgeable than anyone, something which people rarely get the advantage to have.
What I'm learning during GSoC How object oriented technology can be practically applied step by step using Qt, to create wonderful stuff, is amazing. Working with my mentor is a pleasure. I am getting to learn how to create code, how to optimise it, how to test if it's correct, how to design a plan, and everything that is required. Official communication is an important part of GSoC and it has changed me tremendously as a person itself. I personally consider myself to be kind of a lucky guy that I chose Marble as my project because, my mentor Dennis Nienhüser and the others, are among those people who will never put you down. And that in turn gives you the motivation to work even harder. The kind of real-world experience I am having currently in GSoC is helping me build up my concept in object-oriented programming more and more, and I'm sure this will help me later in future in every field related to this.
Status My work till now has been described here in the blog post http://sanjibandotme.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/gsoc-week-1/ and right now I am working on adding a slider for the tour playback, along with refactoring it's internal logic and data structures.

sbrown: Krita Material Painting and Preview Rendering

Student sbrown
Project Name Krita Material Painting and Preview Rendering
Brief Description Describe your project shortly in 1-2 sentences. What are the main objectives?
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What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
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Sergey Kalinichev: Includes and defines improvements for KDevelop

Student Sergey Kalinichev
Project Name Includes and defines improvements for KDevelop
Brief Description The goal of this project is to create a framework that provides unified access for project parsers to all types of include directories/files and defined macros.
IRC Nick klins
IRC Channels #kdevelop, #kde-devel (rarely)
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://sklin0.wordpress.com/tag/gsoc/
This is awesome about GSoC TODO
What I'm learning during GSoC TODO
Status Finishing the 5 point from the plan

Shourya Singh Gupta: Integrating KIPI Export Plugins Directly In BQM Of digiKam

Student Shourya Singh Gupta
Project Name Integrating KIPI Export Plugins Directly In BQM Of digiKam
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Somsubhra: Making Krita Animation usable

Student Somsubhra
Project Name Making Krita Animation usable
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steckdenis: Improving QML/JS Support in KDevelop

Student steckdenis
Project Name Improving QML/JS Support in KDevelop
Brief Description
Code-completion proposals for a QML object
This projects consists of developing a KDevelop language support plugin for QML. KDevelop will be able to highlight QML, recognize Javascript variables, types, functions, objects and QML components, script bindings and properties. The plugin will also provide code-completion for Javascript and QML objects and properties, and some refactoring operations.
IRC Nick steckdenis
IRC Channels #kdevelop
Blog http://steckdenis.be/
This is awesome about GSoC I push something on the repository, and minutes after that several users are already saying that the feature is cool and works well. KDevelop is a big project having many people working on it, and the community is very responsive.
What I'm learning during GSoC I'm mostly learning how KDevelop works, and it is big, rich, powerful and well-thought.
Status My blog is updated about once a week with the latest features of the QML/JS plugin.

Veaceslav Munteanu: digiKam: Port Greycstoration CImg interface to GMic

Student Veaceslav Munteanu
Project Name digiKam: Port Greycstoration CImg interface to GMic
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Vedant Agarwala: Lyric Support Improvements

Student Vedant Agarwala
Project Name Lyric Support Improvements
Brief Description Download and display LRC lyrics i.e. the current playing line will be highlighted
IRC Nick vedu
IRC Channels #amarok, #amarok.dev, #kde-soc, #gsoc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) Not yet
This is awesome about GSoC This a much wanted feature for me, and I am getting paid to make it happen ;-)
What I'm learning during GSoC I am learning how important it is be pedantic and write high quality open source code. It is more important to write readable and easily understandable code rather than code that does the job or is is efficient.
Status LRC files are parsed correctly. Lines are hightlighted according to LRC but managing offset is missing.

Vijay Dhameliya: Adding astrophotographs browser and Enhancing features in KStars

Student Vijay Dhameliya
Project Name Adding astrophotographs browser and Enhancing features in KStars
Brief Description KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects, which has many advanced features, some of which require some attention before they’re usable. First part of project is to extend existing community feature i.e. image search from astrobin.com . The second part is to enhance Moon Phase Calendar and Almanac tools by making them more informative. Also, the Solar System Viewer tool will be ameliorated by adding minor bodies (asteroids) and control features.
IRC Nick Vijay13
IRC Channels #kde, #kde-edu, #kde-kstars, #kde-soc
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://vijaydhameliya.blogspot.in/
This is awesome about GSoC Learning something new everyday is one thing I love the most about GSoC.
What I'm learning during GSoC The best things I am learning are how to learn and how to search for solution of any problem. Apart from that I am learning coding for real life application, documentation, and better way of communication.
Status Currently I am developing Astrophotographs Browser tool in KStars. It is QML based interface for searching astroimages from Internet. It shows real life images of queried sky objects from astrobin.com using astrobin API. Along with image it shows many important information like Date on which image was captured, Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, RA Centre, DEC Centre, Telescope or Camera used, Description added by astrophotographer etc. The edit option opens image in editor which allows user to mark and label different sky object present in images and save the same. The save option downloads very high resolution image and save it to disk.

Wenchao Li: Calligra plugin for drawing variable thickness lines

Student Wenchao Li
Project Name Calligra plugin for drawing variable thickness lines
Brief Description Our project aims to enable Calligra suite to take advantage of the plugin system by making the applications possible to draw variable width curves, allowing each node could have its width set.
IRC Nick Wenchao
IRC Channels #calligra #kde-soc
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This is awesome about GSoC Learn to be consistent with the community.
What I'm learning during GSoC Communication is quite important. Watch more others code and learn from it.
Status What are you working on now? Describe it briefly and add screenshots and other media. Please update this field regularly during your project. Links to blog posts are fine as well.

YANG Qiao: KDE SOLID iOS Integration

Student YANG Qiao
Project Name KDE SOLID iOS Integration
Brief Description This project aim to highly and seamless fuse your devices with your desktop environment in order to simplify our daily tasks. The main purpose of this project is to integrate the iOS platform with the Plasma desktop.
IRC Nick yangqiao
IRC Channels #solid , #kde-devel
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This is awesome about GSoC I've been getting to know more and more useful libraries , tools , and I'm inspired by the others ideas. It's quite a pleasure to learn , design and develop such a cool software for the community and meet the experienced developers .
What I'm learning during GSoC Be it code, documentation, unit tests, artwork, design, team work, communication -- where are you expanding your knowledge in most?
Status Now, our iOS device can be exposed in a network or find other devices, pair and remember them. Four plugins are implemented: Ping, Share photos, MPRIS , Clipboad Synchronize. More plugins and features will come!

Ziemin: Off-the-Record support for Telepathy

Student Ziemin
Project Name Off-the-Record support for Telepathy
Brief Description Adding support for OTR protocol in KTp, what will enable both end-to-end encryption of text messages and peer authentication.
IRC Nick ziemin
IRC Channels #kde-telepathy
Blog (aggregated to PlanetKDE) http://ziemin.wordpress.com
This is awesome about GSoC What do you enjoy most while working on your GSoC project?
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