digiKam: GSoC 2021 Week 2

Hi! Another week has just passed and I have new things to share. This week was more maintenance work and getting ready before we try to build digiKam with Qt6. In the last week, I ported a lot of code to Qt 5.15, however we need to maintain compatibility with at least Qt 5.12 LTS. I wrote several pre-processor checks and macros to maintain the required compatibilty. These are some commits:...

June 20, 2021 · 2 min · Me

digiKam: GSoC 2021 Week 1

So, the first week of coding period has ended. It was exciting and full of challenges. I am happy that I am on the right track and making progress as I’ve promised. This is a small summary of the work done this week. Getting rid of compiler warnings digiKam has a really huge codebase. It is actively developed but a lot of code is old which contains deprecated Qt code which must be fixed before introducing Qt6....

June 14, 2021 · 2 min · Me

digiKam: GSoC 2021 Community Bonding

Hello dear reader, I hope you are safe and sound. I am Anjani Kumar, an Information Technology student from India. This year in Google Summer of Code, my proposal to Port digiKam to Qt6 on Linux has been selected by KDE Community. Today is the last day of community bonding period and from tomorrow the real work starts. Thanks to mentors Gilles Caulier, Maik Qualmann and Thanh Trung Dinh for helping me prepare for the work this summer....

June 6, 2021 · 2 min · Me

Season of KDE 2021

Hello people! I’m Anjani, an IT student from India. I’ve been contributing to KDE since last year. Thanks to the KDE community to have an engaging program like SoK. I got to know about this last year but couldn’t participate. Now I’m here. I’ll be working under the mentorship of Han Young on implementing a D-Bus daemon that will fetch/provide weather data using KWeatherCore to KWeather as well as other applications on Plasma mobile who would like to have weather data for some purpose....

January 12, 2021 · 1 min · Me

How I started my journey in KDE (open-source) and stayed

Open-source software affects your life more than you know. It is a community purely driven by passion, hobbyists and many industry professionals who want to work for more choices for users when it comes to privacy, features and freedom. I’ve been a hobbyist from my early school days. And now I’ve finally contributed code to a community that ships quality open-source software. The KDE Community is 24 years old and currently works on more than a thousand active projects and I’ve made my way into KDEConnect....

July 4, 2020 · 6 min · Me