I am really not a person who blogs much and its bit late. I feel good being KDE user since 2005. Officially I started coding / contributing to minor stuff in KDE in 2010. Switzerland is an awesome place and I really liked Randa. Speaking of Switzerland, for me those trains are art of engineering. I would like to thank KDE e.v. and other sponsors for making this event happen.
DAY 1 – Sunday
I arrived in Randa in the evening and was welcomed by Dr. konqui though Katie was missing. I went to registration office to meet Mario and then moved my stuff to the room. It was really tiring travel so it was already time to have beers (FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN) with other KDE folks.
DAY 2 – Monday
Introduction by Mario Fux about different groups that arrived at Randa meetings for hacking followed by presentations. I think videos are already uploaded or might be uploaded soon.
KDE on Android (Alexi Pol)
- cmake on android Qt on Android
- KDE Frameworks 5 on Android
- Huge user base Android and Linux/KDE/Plasma allow us to develop our applications on non-desktop devices
Problems : Competency, not very friendly ecosystem at the moment Ensure we preserver users freedom.google play f-droid , host f-droid store, not all dependencies are deployed there.Ensure we reach proper userbase, unified look and feel. We dont have all of the abstractions for the widgets. proli.net/kde-software-on-android
All things in Plasma (Marco Martin)
- History of Plasma ( Transition from KDE-3 -> KDE 4 Plasma )
- traditional desktop experience and as well as different devices Plasma media center Plasma mobile Phone
- Wayland, mer ,kwin
Short Intro (Scarlett Clark)
- docker images for android windows and OSX
GCompris (Bruno Coudoin)
Plasma Visual Design (Heiko Tietze, Jens Reuterberg, Andreas Kainz, Uri Herrera)
- integrate ktp sending/rec text messages
- Material Design Plasma5 version of KDE Connect
- Ideas for Android wearable iOS port
QML Web (Pavel Vasev, Jan Marker, Anton Kreuzkamp)
- future ideas to writeWeb Application in QML>/li>
- compile QML with JS run on Web browser and nodejs QML Files
Then the closing note for the day by Mario and to start hacking Monday morning. I have missed to mention couple of talks and presenter names because I missed some ralks
Day 3 – Tuesday
I started work on new kiosk like tool. Collecting the information that was needed and discussed about it with couple of folks about this project.
Day 4 – Wednesday
We went to Zermatt and then walked back to house in Randa. It was an awesome experience. I like flying objects a lot and would not mind flying UFO as well if given a chance by aliens. Watching Helicopter was fun …
Day 5 – Thursday
I thought of naming is as “KONFINE”. Though If anyone else has any suggestions for name of the project discussion is open. I started designing the UI for this tool but was complete failure and then I started talking with “Andreas Kainz” hopefully I have written correct spellings. He helped me with the UI and really came up with a better UI design than mine so thanks alot Andreas Kainz.
Day 6 – Friday
I did some coding, while I was coding I saw someone posted on the wall in TODO action that SSL patches for KDE connect needs to be reviewed so I started reviewing the SSL Patch for KDE connect. Most of the people started leaving on Friday some already left on Thursday.
Day 7 – Saturday
I continued my coding and other areas to research about the KDE Frameworks. I think I was able to provide some useful information on KDE Connect patches to tweak code for better security. https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/124312/ .Patch for Android still needs to be reviewed.
Day 8 – Sunday
I left house in Randa around 0500 HRS early morning (Everyone else was sleeping) to catch my flight from Zurich as it takes ~3 Hrs to reach the airport. Overall experience of the Randa 2015 meetings was awesome. This was my first sprint of any sort and a great experience. Staff and people who maintained the house were really good , food was amazing. It was also nice to meet Mario and his family members. Most probably I would be able to show some screenshots of application by end of this October or soon.