MAY
1
2008

Call for developers: Quanta Plus and KDEWebDev

Time is passing by. Sometimes I'm also amazed that it was more than 5 years ago when I wrote my first KDE application and soon after I joined the Quanta Plus project. And a few months later Quanta Plus become part of the KDE releases, I think with version 3.1.
Probably many of you know that I worked full time on Quanta in the past years, thanks to Eric Laffoon and many other supporters, who made this possible. But things have changed, and I cannot spend all my time anymore on this beloved project. I don't abandon it, just realized that alone it would take just too much time to get a release for KDE 4.x series out in time. Therefore I call for help, I'd like to ask the community, existing developers or users with some C++ knowledge, developers who would like to find a challenging project in the open source world to come, join us. Help to make Quanta4 a reality and make many users happy throughout the world. You don't have to be afraid of the size of the project, one of the goals of Quanta4 is to have a modular code, build up as KDevPlatform (KDevelop) plugins.

There are other projects inside the KDEWebDev module that need help, some even maintainers:

- Kommander: just take a look at www.kde-apps.org and you will be amazed by the number of Kommander scripts uploaded by the users. Help to have a good Kommander for KDE4 as well!
The executor is already ported, but we have lots of new ideas waiting to be implemented.

- KFileReplace: useful search and replace tool, unfortunately without a current maintainer. It works, but needs some love.

- KImageMapEditor: don't let web developers without a KDE image map editor!

Of course our priority would be Quanta Plus and Kommander, but if you are interested in either of the above, just contact us on our developer list.

Comments

Hi I'm actually a web developer and I'm very interested on some Rails support so are you planning something about that so I could help?

I'm also a developer with some interface and design skills, so do you have any idea on how can I help the project with that?


By puelocesar at Fri, 05/02/2008 - 01:00

Rails support was not planned at this stage, but if you think you could implement it, we are opened to the idea.
The main interfaces comes from the KDevPlatform. It is under development right now by the KDevelop developers, so in this case the team to contact is theirs. Of course anything that is improved there affects Quanta, so I'm happy for that one as well!


By amantia at Fri, 05/02/2008 - 05:56