[kde-edu]: GSoC 2008 and Step

Vladimir ks.vladimir at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 17:17:42 CET 2008


Sorry, I've forget to set correct subject for previous post.

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 19:14:02 Vladimir wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm thinking about adding Step-related ideas to
> http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Summer_of_Code/2008/Ideas
> This can help to find one more developer for Step in order to increase the
> bus factor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor).
> Draft list of ideas:
> - 3d mode for Step
> - "Incredible Machine" game (could be implemented sand-alone or by adding
> something like locked "viewer/tutorial/game" mode for Step)
> - simulation of chemical reactions based on StepCore
> I think that any of this ideas can be a good project for 2.5 month. There
> are also many smaller ideas that can be combined to form a project:
> - use KAlgebra library for parsing user-supplied expressions; allow value
> in Meter, x- and y-values in Graph to be arbitrary expression; implement
> ParametricForce object that will apply a force given by user-supplied
> expression; implement a series of ParametricJoint objects that will allow
> creation of various parametric constraints (like fixed particle trajectory)
> - scripting for Step using either QtScript or Kross
> - multi-threaded calculations in StepCore
> - correctly handle stiff problems in StepCore
> - make StepCore compilable without Qt
> - calculation of gravitational and electromagnetic force between non-point
> objects by integrating
> - improve soft-body support: implement automatic creation of
> arbitrary-shaped soft bodies, investigate better (more accurate) methods of
> modeling soft bodies
> - framework for dynamic object creation/destruction in order to allow
> implementing particle emitters
> - statistical models (for example prey/predator model)
> What do you think about it ?

      Best Regards,

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