Task proposal: Integration of Cloud computing

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 08:00:55 UTC 2012

2012/2/9 Marie Hrdinová <riema.sai at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I'm starting to work on a Master's thesis in which I would like to
> integrate cloud storage into Plasma Active. My supervisor Jaroslav
> Řezník had already spoken with Sebastian. I've written a proposal
> similar to the others here and I hope I'll receive some ideas,
> suggestions or wishes.
> User Story
> =======
> John has tablet at home and wants an option to have a space for files
> outside of the tablet and have easy access to them. He will therefore
> use the possibility to upload his files to the cloud storage. At the
> same time this serves as a data backup. In addition, he can save
> KConfig in this way.
> Why this is important
> =============
> Files are essential for most users. It is important to have the
> opportunity to store them transparently outside the device itself and
> to protect them from damage. The backup of device configuration
> provides a way of simple and fast restoration.
> Proposed implementation
> ================
> Make an application that will be able to connect with a cloud storage.
> It will integrate KConfig, be able to access the cloud storage, allow
> browsing, downloading and uploading files. It will also support the
> KConfig backup/restore option.
> The application will feature a graphical user interface.
> Task Details
> =======
> Owned by: Marie Hrdinová
> Effort Estimation: 5
> Task dependencies: unknown, Probably "Centralized account management".

If possible, it would great to see use KIO rather than a standalone
application.  This would allow much tighter integration with the rest
of plasma active, tight integration with desktop and netbook KDE with
no additional work, and I think already provides a lot of tools for
getting files from and sending files to network resources.  You can
always then build a gui wrapper around the kio slave.

It would be useful to know what specific cloud services you are thinking about.


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