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This page is for collecting ideas for Google Code-in tasks. The tasks will be moved into Melange for you to claim when appropriate.

Adding a Proposal

Please only add proposals you are willing to mentor!

When adding an idea to this section, please try to include the following data:

  • a brief explanation
  • the expected results
  • prerequisites for working on your project if any
  • if applicable, links to more information or discussions
  • your name and email address for contact
  • time to complete the proposal

The proposals should be ordered by area:

    • Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
    • Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
    • Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
    • Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
    • Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
    • Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
    • Translation: Tasks related to localization
    • User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Inside these areas they should be ordered by difficulty of the proposal (must be one of easy, medium, hard)

If you have a good idea for a proposal but are not going to mentor it, get in contact with relevant team/contributor first.

Ideas

Code

easy

Adding a twitter functionality (probably invalid because too big and missing a mentor)

Description: I wish to have a twitter functionality into the Plasma App "Microblogging".

Expected results: Full implemented twitter

Prerequisites: Knowledge of QML and JS

Time to complete: ?

Mentor:

Help with PlasmaQtComponents

Description: QtComponents are simple ui elements such as pushbuttons, lineedits etc. a version for Plasma Desktop widgets is in progress, a version targeted to apps of tablet devices will be needed as well. good as tasks since are many little independednt code snippets

Expected results: a number of completed components agreed at project start

Prerequisites: Knowledge of QML and JS

Time to complete: ?

Mentor: Marco Martin


Establish Section for KWin Scripts on kde-apps

Description: Users have no way to exchange KWin scripts. A solution is to add a section to kde-apps.org and at the same time request the GHNS integration.

Expected results: Section for KWin scripts available on kde-apps.org

Prerequisites: none

Time to complete: few hours

Mentor: [email protected]

medium

Configuration Module for KWin Scripting

Description: There is currently no way to manage KWin Scripts. A small KCM should be added to just list the available scripts similar to the rules listing. It should be possible to add, import, remove and export scripts.

Expected results: A KCM to list the available KWin scripts

Prerequisites: Qt programming knowledge

Time to complete: 36 hours

Mentor: [email protected]

GHNS integration for KWin Scripting KCM

Description: When the KWin Scripting KCM is available it would be nice to have the possibility to easily download and share scripts. Therefore GHNS integration should be added.

Expected results: GHNS integration in KWin Scripting KCM

Time to complete: 48 hours

Mentor: [email protected]

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Documentation

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Rewrite part of KPresenter documentation

Description: Rewriting of KPresenter's "Step by Step Tutorial" in order to be up to date with the new interface

Expected results: understandeable chapter on KPresenter handbook that explain how to create a basic project and how to use some basic features. Must have screenshoots.

Prerequisites: English language, some basic HTML knoweledge.

Time to complete: 48hrs.

Mentor: [email protected]

Update the Amarok Manual to the latest version (approx. 5x)

Description: The current Amarok Manual refers to version 2.4.0 which is already rather old. The task is to check for each entry if the text and screen shots still apply to the current stable version of Amarok and adapt if necessary.

Expected results: have an up-to-date Manual in Userbase.

Prertequisites: English language,some basic HTML knowledge and basic Mediawiki knowledge.

Time to complete: 48 hours.

Mentors: [email protected], [email protected]

Move KWin Scripting documentation to techbase

Description: The user documentation and tutorial for the KWin Scripting module is currently only in two blog posts written by the author of the module. The documentation should be imported into techbase.kde.org and adapted to the Wiki syntax and integrated into the general structure.

Expected results: have KWin scripting documentation and tutorial in Techbase.

Prerequisites: English language, basic Mediawiki knowledge.

Time to complete: 24 hour

Mentors: [email protected]

medium

Import KWin Scripting API documentation to techbase

Description: The JavaScript API documentation for KWin Scripting module is currently only available through an application in the KWin source directory which generates an HTML page. The documentation should be made available in techbase.kde.org and follow the structure of JavaScript API documentation for Plasma.

Expected results: KWin Scripting API documentation in Techbase

Prerequisites: Being able to compile source code to generate the API documentation and MediaWiki knowledge

Time to complete: 48 hours

Mentor: [email protected]

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Outreach

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Video ad for KDE - Emotions

Description:

Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Kde in different platforms. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 1 week

Mentor: Claudio Desideri (happy dot snizzo at gmail dot com)

Video ad for KDE - Kde Everywhere

Description:

Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Kde in different platforms. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 1 week

Mentor: Jorge Salgueiro (jorge dot salgueiro at gmail dot com)

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Video ad for KDE - Experience Freedom

Description:

Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Kde in different platforms. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 1 week

Mentor: Claudio Desideri (happy dot snizzo at gmail dot com)

Video ad for KDE - Love

Description:

Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Kde in different platforms. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 1 week

Mentor: Claudio Desideri (happy dot snizzo at gmail dot com)

Video ad for KDE - Plasma Active

Description:

Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Plasma Active. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE Plasma Active.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 2 weeks

Mentor: Jorge Salgueiro (jorge dot salgueiro at gmail dot com)

Video ad for KDE - Coming together

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Use all your creativity to create an innovating short film promoting KDE. We are looking for an advertise with new ideas that communicate the spirit behind KDE.

Must verse Kde Comunity. Creativity is very important.

Your video must have a Kde feeling (lettering, imagery, etc.). Must be according to Kde quality standards.

Quality has to be at least 720p, real action, animation or stop-motion. No screen-cast only video and no 3D animation video are allowed.

Every video, sound and image used must be GPL 3.0 or Creative Commons BY-SA. The video license will be GPL 3.0 or Creative commons BY-SA. The work will have a text file with the following information: - License - Authors - Actors - Technical staff - Score

Expected results: An ad (less that 2 minutes) promoting KDE Comunity.

Prerequisites: Script.

Time to complete: 2 weeks

Mentor: Jorge Salgueiro (jorge dot salgueiro at gmail dot com)

Quality Assurance

easy

Bug triaging: searching for duplicates (approx. 20x)

Description: Many KDE bug reports need to be triaged (checked) before they can be forwarded to the developers. The task consists in selecting individual KDE projects and check the database for duplicate entries.

Expected results: have a better triaged bug database to facilitate the developer's work.

Prerequisites: Having good analytical skills, having read and understood the triaging Guide: http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Bugsquad/Guide_To_BugTriaging

Time to complete:48 hours.

Mentor: [email protected], kde-bugsquad, coordination in #kde-bugs

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Research

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