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, contact the developers and find out more about the particular suggestion you're interested in.
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!
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Project: Sample project
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.
Brief explanation: Atelier is the 3DPrinting software built by the KDE Community to help you to control your 3Dprinters from your PC, and hopeful from any device.
What we would like to have:
- Build a web layer on AtCore(That is the library behind Atelier)
- Build an interface with QML for mobile/embedded devices.
Knowledge Prerequisite: C++ and Qt.
Mentor: Lays Rodrigues Tomaz Canabrava Chris Rizzitello
Project: KDE Web/Calligra
Brief explanation: Calligra is an office program developed by KDE for 22 years. Currently, the webpage of Calligra looks very dated and is using old screenshots from the KDE4 era. The task consists of rewriting the website to look similar to kontact.kde.org. Since the code can be reused the task will consist mostly in writing content and taking screenshots.
A beautiful webpage for the promotion of Calligra.
Knowledge Prerequisite: Markdown and some very basic programming. Familiarity with git. Good English knowledge is recommended.
Mentor: Carl Schwan
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.