← GSoC/2016/StatusReports/AdityaDevSharma You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. == About Me == Name: Aditya Dev Sharma (g33kyaditya) Freenode IRC: g33kyaditya GSoC nick/display name: g33kyaditya Blog: [https://g33kyaditya.wordpress.com/ g33kyaditya] == KDE Now == KDE Now is an alternative in some sense, of Google Now on Android. After an email confirming Event, Flight, Hotel or Restaurant Reservation, a user will be shown a card with the related information on a desktop plasmoid (they are like widgets for the KDE desktop). == Proposed Work == Earlier I had mentioned using Akonadi Storage for getting emails but along the project selection stage, plans changed and I chose to develop my own IMAP client for getting emails. Hence, the proposed deliverables were: * An IMAP client for fetching emails given some user account credentials * A daemon for the above client * A plasmoid for viewing cards * Cards for Event, Flight, Hotel and Restaurant each * Backend plugin support for each of the above mentioned cards == Work report == In the past few months, I managed to develop a working model of KDE Now. To summarize: * We have an IMAP based client (henceforth called as KDE Now daemon) that runs like a daemon fetches all emails until the last one month. * The KDE Now daemon supports new emails/updates on the fly. * Support for SQLITE database, in which we add records from once fetched emails, given the emails are of interest. * Plugin architecture for the KDE Now daemon which would make adding other schemas/support for other things very easy in the future * Each of the four plugins for Event, Flight, Hotel and Restaurant reservations. * Cards for each type of plugins. * Plasmoid for viewing said cards. * Dynamic generation of content on the plasmoid * Back end support for multiple user accounts Quickgit repository: [https://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kde-now.git KDE Now] Github repository: [https://github.com/g33kyaditya/KDE-Now KDE Now] Blog posts: [https://g33kyaditya.wordpress.com/tag/gsoc16/ Related Blog Posts] Working Demo: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5bJdDuQRIQ Demo] == What I learnt == * C++ * Qt * QML * CMake * KIMAP's API * KWallet's API * SQLITE * D-Bus concepts and working * Plugin Architecture of applications * Plasmoid's working * Classes' design * Incremental Development * Project management == Plans for future == Although we have a working, model but I still believe that KDE Now is far from release. I plan to continue working on the project after GSoC finishes. Below are some of the things I plan to do in no particular order before a possible release: * Providing a front end for getting user details of multiple accounts. Currently we have front end support for entering just one email account and backend support for multiple user accounts. * Writing Documentation * Writing Unit Tests for everything * Testing * Changing the cards' background from current images to SVG's * Getting a graphics designer to design said svg's Apart from these, there are some other long term plans for the project: * Integration with current KDE software. For eg. integration of Events with Calendar * Integration with Sink (akonadi-next) when it is released. Return to GSoC/2016/StatusReports/AdityaDevSharma. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2016/StatusReports/AdityaDevSharma"