First Days of Quanta+ GSOC 2010
Ok, finally I take the time to blog again.
The last two weeks have been a busy time for me and I couldn’t find as much time for GSOC as I would have wanted. I had to finish up some things at KDAB where I spent the last three months doing an internship (maybe I should write another blog about that eventually…). Afterwards I took five days of vacation, visiting a friend in Lisboa, Portugal - a very good decision to clear my head :) Esp. considering that I directly dropped back into my old job at the IT administration here at my university, where I had to quickly finish another project that I delayed until the last days possible ;-)
But… Even before GSOC officially started I already committed a few small things. But yesterday and today I finally started for good. Thanks to the discussion with Andris (my mentor) I actually think to know what I have to do ;-) Porting Quanta+ is not an easy task, even though there is already a Quanta binary that links against KDE4 and “works”. There are tons of files and hundres of lines of code commented out that are left to be ported. And I have to wager: What can I port in the few weeks left for GSOC and what should I drop for now? What is superseded, or should be eventually superseded, by a proper KDevplatform integrated plugin?
But well, I think I know what to do for the next few days:
make Quanta specific code specific to Quanta (yeah, cool eh :P)
currently QuantaCore is a plugin and hence also shows up in KDevelop showing Quanta specific stuff there, not nice
- spruce up Ruan Strydom’s XML plugin for KDevplatform and purge the DTEP stuff in Quanta while merging as much as possible
- make the ‘insert tag’ etc. pp. related actions, toolbars from Quanta3 work again
- polish Niko Sams upload, css, xdebug, execute script, execute browser plugins
If I manage most of these, I’m confident to say that I reached an important step towards a once again useful Quanta. Lets see how it works out.