[kde-edu]: Step: interactive physical simulator

Vladimir Kuznetsov ks.vladimir at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 13:16:03 CET 2007

Hello !

On 1/27/07, Jason Harris <kstars at 30doradus.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/playground/edu/physiks/
I'll definitely take a look at this code. I'm interesting in merging
Step and this project to have one physical simulator to work on it

> 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.
I'm glad to hear this ! I'm thinking about some kind of wiki to
disscuss ideas about the future of the Step or at least TODO list...
And I'll write some docs about existing design and code in the near

       Best Regards,

> regards,
> Jason
> 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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