GSOC 2011 QMLify widgets or something

Marco Martin notmart at
Wed Feb 23 21:10:22 CET 2011

On Wednesday 23 February 2011, Travis McHenry wrote:
> Hey, I'm interested in the GSOC project for porting some plasma widgets to
> QML.
> I've done some work for Konversation over the past couple years (helping
> port to qt4, redoing the channel list window, redoing encryption etc.) so
> I'm well versed in Qt/C++ but not so much in QML. I was thinking to get
> started I'd try my hand at making a google calendar widget (not just using
> a webview) that supports agenda and task creation/completion in QML. The
> plus side is that I actually want to have this widget so it's good
> motivation lol. The downside is I've since learned there's no tasks api
> yet and gtasks (android app) does this via 'magic' lol.
> I'm new to the whole GSOC process so I'm hopin to get a lot of feedback.
> Someone else already made  a thread about the QMLify widgets idea so I
> figured I'd list some other ideas I might be interested in to get some
> feedback on them.
> 1) Plasma media center first release
> Would this be just finishing up the project? I think this has been a GSOC
> project before so I'm not sure how much work remains to be done. In other
> words, I don't know if the level of work left to do would be enough to
> warrant a GSOC project.
> 2) Spread activities to applications
> I'm not sure I understand what the ultimate goal is in this what
> are the use cases for the finished product? Would it be basically making
> applications have per-activity configurations? Like in konversation you'd
> have tabs A B and C open up in activity 1 and in activity 2 you'd have D E
> and F open?

more like being able to show different lists of contacts in different 
activities, different email folders, also per activity in kmail, different 
sidebar bookmarks in dolphin and so on.

Marco Martin

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