Season Of KDE 2024 Projects
It is a really impressive Season of KDE this year: We have selected a total of 18 projects!
To all of our new contributors, thank you very much for your drive to gain experience and improve FOSS at the same time. The mentors and mentorship team, as well as the broader KDE community, are sure you'll create something fantastic over the next 10 weeks.
Group photo of several members of the KDE community at Akademy 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. The KDE community enthusiastically welcomes all new contributors! (Image: CC BY 4.0)
KDE counts on a very active translation community and translates software into over 50 different languages. In SOK 2024, we have 2 projects to translate multiple apps into Hindi:
- Asish Kumar will work on translating KTorrent, KDE connect, Cantor, and Merkuro
- Akash Kumar will work on translating Tellico and Merkuro
They will be mentored by Benson Muite and Raghavendra Kamath.
Kdenlive brings you all you need to edit and put together your own movies. We have 2 projects for KDE's full-featured video editor:
- Ajay Chauhan will work on adding multi-format rendering to Kdenlive
- Iceneko will enable editing of keyframe curves and advanced keyframe types in Kdenlive
They will be mentored by Julius Künzel and Jean-Baptiste Mardelle.
There are 5 new projects that will make measuring the energy consumption of software easier and more integrated in the development pipeline. This will help make KDE software more efficient and environmentally friendly, as well as more accessible at the same time:
- Athul Raj Kollareth will work on improving KdeEcoTest tool using kwin scripting API and uinput
- Amartya Chakraborty will work on adding support for Windows in KdeEcoTest
- Sarthak Negi will work on Testing and development of KEcoLab
- Aakarsh MJ will work on Testing and development of KEcoLab
- Pradyot Ranjan will work on Selenium automation of energy measurements / accessibility tests for KDE applications
They will be mentored by Karanjot Singh, Emmanuel Charruau, Nitin Tejuja, Rishi Kumar, and Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss.
Cantor is an application that lets you use your favorite mathematical programming language from within a friendly worksheet interface, while Labplot is KDE's user-friendly data visualization and analysis software. Both projects are closely intertwined, and have had 8 projects approved for SOK:
- Dhairya Majmudar and Saksham Gupta will work together on extending the embedded documentation for supported Computer Algebra Systems Project
- Mahfuza Humayra Mohona will work on enhancing Cantor's and LabPlot's documentation by adding QtHelp Conversion and User Accessibility
- Anshul Dalal will work on integrating KTextEditor into Cantor
- Krish Jain will work on enhancing Cantor with package management capabilities
- Israel Galadima will work on downloading/importing of data sets from kaggle.com
- Mihir Kumar Singh will work on integrating TSDB support to LabPlot
- Raphael Wirth will work on MCAP Support for LabPlot
They will be mentored by Alexander Semke.
KWin is the window manager for KDE's Plasma desktop and it is what gives you complete control over your windows. KWin has had 1 project selected:
- Anurag Thakur will work on moving brightness control to KWin and adding per-screen brightness control
They will be mentored by Xaver Hugl.
The 18 contributors will start developing on January 17 under the guidance of their mentors. SOK will end March 31. Check out the full SOK 2024 timeline.
Let's warmly welcome all of them and make sure their journey with KDE is successful!
You will be able to follow the progress via blog posts published on KDE's planet.