[kde-edu]: Step: interactive physical simulator

Jason Harris kstars at 30doradus.org
Sat Jan 27 20:13:32 CET 2007

Hello Vladimir,

Step sounds awesome, and I think it would certainly be welcome as part 
of kdeedu.  In fact, we had a Summer of Code project to create a physics 
simulator, but as far as I can tell, that project is all but dead now. 
You can look at the (KDE3-based) code here:

You should certainly feel welcome to post emails to this list (or 
kde-devel, which has more people on it) for advice, or go to IRC 
channels #kde-edu or #kde-devel.

I'll try to find time to have a look at the release.  I'm interested in 
helping you with it, because I think a program to simulate physics 
experiments would be fun to work on, and it could be popular among 
students and teachers.


Vladimir Kuznetsov wrote:
> Hello All !
> I'm recently started to develop interactive physical simulator for education
> called Step and it's underlying library called StepCore. I've just
> registered the project at sourceforge and published first pre-alpha
> release. You can read more about it at http://stepcore.sourceforge.net/
> Currently Step is based on Qt4, but I think it can surely benefit from KDE
> technologies and possibly kde-edu can benefit from it too (any chances for
> inclusion?). So I have an idea to port it to KDE4.
> I have no prior experience in developing for KDE. Can I use this
> mailing-list to ask advices ?
> And of course I'll be really glad if anyone is interested in joining Step
> development. There are plenty of interesting tasks to do ranging from
> simulation core development to GUI tasks such as drawing icons (as you can
> see currently Step still has no icons at all !).
> Any feedback is welcome.
> Thanks for your attention.

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