I have been a KDE User for more than 10 years. I really love KDE community, Plasma and its apps. I have been reading eagerly Nate Graham's blog He gave me the inspiration to start contributing.
It has been a opportunity to learn some C++, Qt and some Qml.
So far I am very happy to have contributed a few features and bug fixes :
- Provide file date creation in KDE Apps
- Improvements to the KDE Open/Save dialog : keeping view settings when changing views icons to show view mode allow to drop a file or directory on the main file area
- In Dolphin some improvements to its information panel, in particular an auto play feature and some smaller ones
- Do not show the root folder by defaults in places
And a few less noticeable as well.
And I have quite a lot more in the back of my head. I am close to completing adding click-to-play to video and audio previews in dolphin information panel.
Usablity & Productivity Sprint in Valencia
I participated last month to the Usablity & Productivity Sprint in Valencia. I have been very happy to meet some great KDE community members from three continents and 9 countries.
There I improved the kinfocenter consistency thanks to the help of Filip and Marco and added a link from the system battery plasmoid to the corresponding kinfocenter kcm. I started to work on a new recently used document ioslave that will match the same feature as in kicker/kickoff. Adding some consistency and activity awareness to dolphin and KDE Open/Save dialogs. I learned about Kwin debugging with David Edmundson. And I had great discussions with the people there.
I am going to Akademy 2019 !
And since I am a big fan of rust-lang, this will be a nice opportunity to debate on the matter and on the future of KDE. ((https://cdn.kde.org/akademy/2019/imgoing/Akademy2019BannerDuomo-wee.png))