KDevelop Hack Sprint
Huzza! The KDevelop Hack Sprint 09 is now official.
Thanks to the huge engagement of Alexander Dymo we will meet from the 19th to 26th April 2009. The meeting will take place at Alexander’s university, the national university of shipbuilding in
Odessa Mykolayiv, Ukraine. Thanks to the people there responsible for making this sprint possible by providing us with the premises, internet, power etc.
Since this is my very first Hack Sprint and considering that I only recently started contributing to KDE in general and KDevelop in particular I am very excited. The topics I will plan to hack on include (all related to PHP language support plugin):
- add auto completion after
include(_once), just like it works for
- add auto completion of PHP statements (think
- add auto completion for build-in PHP keywords
- fix auto completion of interfaces / classes after the keywords
extends(working on that right now)
- fix KDevplatform and the Generic Plugin Manager to support remote projects, i.e. via
ftp(or anything else supported by KIO)
Since I’ll have a whole week of hacking time I hope to get all that done. And more. Since another great thing about the Sprint will be that I can finally meet Niko (nsams) in person. For those of you who don’t know: He’s the one who started the PHP language support plugin. Expect some additional points from our roadmap getting implemented / fixed during that time!
Furthermore it looks like Mr DUChain himself - David Nolden - will attend as well. I have some ideas regarding parts of the PHP plugin I want to refactor but need additional insight to the way the DUChain works. Let’s see if David and I can work it out.
And maybe I can even take a look at Quanta 4 itself… Let’s see!
I’m very much looking forward to the Sprint and meeting some of the other developers! And much thanks again to Alexander for planning all this. Oh and also a very great Thank You goes to the KDE e.V. for sponsoring the event. I wouldn’t have been able to attend otherwise!
Keep an eye on the planet for more blog posts during the Hack Sprint, I’ll try to write some daily coverage. Now lets see if I can get to sleep…
Update: The meeting actually takes place in Mykolayiv, 120km from Odessa :) Thank god that I will be picked up at the airport and don’t have to find it myself…