GSoC Question

Martin Küttler martin.kuettler at
Mon Mar 19 10:30:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Aleix Pol <aleixpol at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Alexander Rössler
> <mail.aroessler at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm an electronic engineering student from Austria and I have a question to
>> KDEs GSoC.
>> There are a lot of good ideas for GSoC, I'm already preparing a proposal for
>> kdevelop. However, I was also thinking about the open source project I have
>> started last year. It's an application for calculation of physical
>> expressions (and of course non-physical expressions). It is a mix between an
>> algebra system and a pocket calculator, more precise: its a text editor with
>> advanced calculation features, especially for technicians and people who
>> often have to calculate formulas with physical units. The program I'm
>> talking about is PhyxCalc
>> ( PhyxCalc
>> was originally coded in Delphi, last year I contacted the author of the
>> application and we started to develop an opensource version in
>> the Christmas holidays. The author helped me a lot, especially with the
>> algorithms for the parser, but I commited most of the code. Why I'm writing
>> this? I realized that KDE has a calculator (KCalc) and a function plotter
>> (KAlgebra), but maybe the KDE project might be interested in a more advanced
>> calculation application. It would be nice for me to work for this project on
>> GSoC (yes I will work on this project also without GSoc, but I could code a
>> lot more if I would get paid for it). If you are interested, I'll make a
>> proposal. (I sent this email before to kde-devel and was suggested to this
>> mailing list)
>> Regards
>> Alexander Rössler (aka Strahlex)
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> what do you mean by advanced calculations?
> Aleix
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you might want to have a look at Cantor, especially with the Qalculate
backend. I might be mistaken as I don't really know PhyxCalc, but from
what I saw it looks similiar.

Martin Küttler

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