KDE Incubator Project Application

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Mon Nov 29 16:37:29 GMT 2021

Hello Frank,

The name makes me think the app would be a converter of file formats 
(e.g. MP3 -> Ogg Vobris), rather than a unit converter. I might suggest 
renaming it. This is because unit and scientific conversion 
functionality already exists in KRunner and Kickoff, using the data from 
the KUnitConversion framework. Is there a particular reason why this 
library wasn't suitable for your purposes? If your app becomes a KDE 
project, it might be worthwhile to upstream the conversion logic and 
data to KUnitConversion so that the KDE software already using it can 
benefit from anything you've added. This would reduce the maintenance 
burden for you as well, and lighten up the app so that it is mostly a UI 
shell around KUnitConversion with some extra functionality relevant to 
the app itself.


On 11/29/21 02:58, Frank Pereny wrote:
> Hello KDE Team,
> I am interested in bringing my project to the KDE family.  I am 
> requesting a sponsor, please allow me to introduce the project below.
> *Project Name: *Converter
> *Description & Vision: *Konverter is a free, flexible and extensible 
> engineering and scientific unit converter. It features a large library 
> built-in conversion tables and allows users to quickly and easily create 
> custom units and conversions. Easily create and share data tables. All 
> data is stored in an easy to understand CSV (comma separated value) 
> format that can be edited with any spreadsheet or text-editing software.
> *Project Screenshot:*
> konverter-main-window.png
> *Project License: *Konverter is licensed under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC 
> LICENSE Version 3, 29 June 2007.
> *Project Language Development: *The project was developed completely 
> with C++ and Qt libraries.
> *
> *
> *Current GitHub Location: *https://github.com/fjpereny/konverter 
> <https://github.com/fjpereny/konverter>
> *
> *
> *Team Members:*
> Frank Pereny (fjpereny at gmail.com <mailto:fjpereny at gmail.com>)
> *Plan:*
> My plan is to migrate the source code and information from GitHub to 
> invent.kde.org <http://invent.kde.org> to meet the KDE Manifesto 
> requirements.
> Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding this 
> Incubator request.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
> Sincerely,
> Frank Pereny

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