[Kde-finance-apps] Work on Alkimia during SoK

Alvaro Soliverez asoliverez at gmail.com
Fri May 21 15:52:51 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Cristian Oneţ <onet.cristian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Alvaro Soliverez <asoliverez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> this is just so that we can organize ourselves. Here's my proposal for
>> the work on Alkimia that came up during this week.
>> Mukesh and Santosh are students of Season of KDE, so their scope of
>> work should be well defined. Brian, I'll check later with you if you
>> are interested in getting into SoK, which I think fits your case.
>> Mukesh will focus on getting a DBus service up and running that will
>> allow to input transactions and store them, and then retrieve them by
>> a number of parameters.
>> Mentors for Mukesh are Klaas and myself.
>> Santosh's work should be mainly focused on retrieving quotes from a
>> storage and then throwing notifications based on a global and
>> per-stock configuration. The storage could be a DBus service, a plasma
>> datasource, or a file. The notifications could be a systray
>> notification (KNotify?), an email or a sms message. The configuration
>> should allow to configure notifications when a stock is above/below a
>> certain value or percentage of in-day value change, etc. My main point
>> is that the storage should be flexible, eg. the application shouldn't
>> care much where it gets its data from, and notifications too, eg. we
>> don't know what options other people might come up with, so allowing
>> for at least 2 or 3 options will help iron out the design.
>> Cristian is Santosh's mentor.
>> Brian, if you are interested, you could work on a DBus service that
>> retrieves stock values via web or an import file and stores them for
>> later use (that same storage as Mukesh has to use). That DBus service
>> should allow for queries (so that Santosh can use it for his
>> application). Also, a GUI could be available to show the stored
>> stocks, with charts, sheets, et al.
>> Cristian, would you agree to co-mentor Brian with me? We have both
>> done some work on these areas, so we can help out.
> Sure, if Brian is willing to participate.
>> Questions, suggestions, and even nitpicking is welcome. :)
> It seems to me that you have isolated each task pretty well so work
> can be done independently on each module this is a good plan. I've got
> a few questions though. Is the development going to take place in
> playground/office? Do the students have SVN access? What is the
> time-frame of 'Season of KDE'?

They will have SVN access. When there's code to commit, we'll ask for
that. Usually, it only takes a couple of days. And we can commit for
them if need be.
And yes, it will go into playground/office/alkimia.
The timeframe starts about now and ends mid-August.

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