[Owncloud] Kde-soc 2012

Frank Karlitschek frank at owncloud.org
Tue Apr 24 15:44:53 UTC 2012

On 24.04.2012, at 17:15, Michael Gapczynski <mtgap at owncloud.com> wrote:

> Viraj,
> Sorry about GSoC. Don't think that you need to apply to Season of KDE to work 
> on ownCloud. We always want more contributors and are more than willing to 
> help out.

Exactly :-)

> I believe the improvements to the OCS API should also include the inter 
> instance collaboration project, so we can have outside sources communicating 
> with apps.


> Michael
> On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 04:42:15 PM Frank Karlitschek wrote:
>> On 24.04.2012, at 16:04, viraj sinha <virajssinha at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello ,
>>>  My name is Viraj Sinha. I had applied for GSoc 2012 for owncloud dolphin
>>>  integration but didn't get selected. I really wanted to contribute to
>>>  owncloud and kde so I had a chat with Bartek Przybylski . He helped me
>>>  a lot and suggested that first we should think of a protocol for
>>>  owncloud to link with file managers as the existing process using
>>>  webdav is too complicated . I would really like to work on this, as the
>>>  idea is pretty interesting and niece , along with Bartek. This could
>>>  make the process so easier and fun.Can I submit this as an idea for
>>>  kde-soc 2012 and Bartek can guide me as he has already helped me a lot?
>>>  Do let me know guys please as I am really interested to work on it this
>>>  summer.
>> Hi Viraj,
>> I´m sorry that you are not selected.
>> It would be really awesome if you could work on the dolphin integration.
>> I agree with Bartek that we need a special API for that. We want to use
>> WebDAV for all the file access stuff. But if we want to add action to
>> dolphin like "share with.." or "show versions of .." or "send public link
>> to..." then we need special calls for that of course. I suggest to add to
>> to the existing OCS API that´s already implemented in ownCloud. This is a
>> RESTfull API that we have to extend for the new features that you need.
>> Than we can extend libattica in KDE to support this new call and then we
>> just have to use this calls in dolphin.
>> I can help you with that part together with Bartek of course :-)
>> I think the next logical step would be to look at the use-cases that we want
>> to cover with the Dolphin integration and then design the API calls
>> accordingly. I can also help with that.
>> Does this make sense?
>> Cheers
>> Frank
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