This is a home page of the Season of KDE / Season of Kexi program.

We are using it to record drafts of our tasks and results.

Welcome abroad! The program is aimed at students starting to contribute to Kexi.

Note: This page is updated with information for the 2016/17 edition

Contact channels

See Kexi/Contact for details.

  • Subscribe and use the usual development channel [email protected]
  • Real time contact: #kexi IRC channel
  • When needed: Skype or google hangouts (please request)




Project member that can be contacted too:


For all tasks please report any difficulties as they appear, share time estimations for your tasks, collaborate with other members.

T0: Getting started

Assigned students: all

T1: Build Kexi

Build kdb/kproperty/kreport frameworks, then Kexi: Kexi/Building. Note: the build instructions are combined with Calligra insteuctions and may be incomplete/ouitdated; you have to deal with this quite realistic situation to learn how to overcome challenges.' Report any difficulties, collaborate during this tasl. Master basic build and debug-related activities to prepare for further tasks.

Assigned students: all

T2: Build mdbtools

Build the original so it is possible to test contributed patches before sending upstream. These builds are not needed for Kexi itself, Kexi.git keeps a copy (snapshot) of mdbtools lib without any extra tools, and the code is possible patched.

Assigned students: all

T3: Accustom with autotesting features

Autotest is a superset of unit test. It can test larger functionality, not just a single function. autotest/ subdir is part of kdb/kreport/kproperty/kexi repositories. it's a KDE's standard location.

Also see Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/UnitTests and Qt docs on testing.

The task: accustom with autotests before you try to write your own.

  • Set the BUILD_TESTING cmake option to enable autotests, then build the projects (no full rebuild is needed)
  • Learn how to run tests and run them (using CMake's ctest program or in Qt Creator [1])
  • Observe the results, make sure every test passes
  • Study the source code in autotest/ subdirs
  • Try to find functions or features not tested and propose one for future implementation (as the mentor)


Nov 10

  • Priyanshu Jain: found that isn't ported to python 3 in kdb.git (unlike in kreport.git)


Often more than student is working within the program. Please collaborate and support each other (IRC, mailing list, Skype). Ability to cooperate is as highly scored as pure technical skills.


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