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Kopete and GSoC 2009

So Kopete got two slots for this year’s SoC. Tiago Salem Herrmann will be working on improving the MSN support and Pierre-Alexandre St-Jean will be working on turning the chatwindow into a library.

Congratulations to Tiago and Pierre-Alexandre and thanks to all other students that submitted proposals to Kopete SoC!

PS: For the ones that didn’t get accepted but still want to work on the projects, just send a mail to the Kopete mailing list and we will try to help mentoring the work.

Small Projects Collection

Long time no post…

While doing some cleanup in my home folder, I found some few applications I have started but never finished. So I decided to put all of them online so that people can check and (maybe) use the code for something more productive than being forgotten in the middle of many other disorganized files.

The programs are very simple (don’t expect any Ooohhh application there) but as I had fun doing them I hope you enjoy.

Check them out!

Yafaray using Qt

Yafaray is the development version of the open source rendering suit Yafray. The code structure has been totally reviewed and it has gained many new features.

Some time ago I have written an experimental Qt GUI for it (yafaray-qt) which was already fully functional (allowing for loading XML scene and saving them to the image formats supported by Qt itself). Some weeks ago this interface became the official yafaray UI (even if using it as a blender plugin):

 

yafaray GUI

yafaray GUI

It is very basic for now, but it does its job already. There are plans for adding more stuff on it, but for now it will stay like that for awhile.

As soon as Mandriva Cooker reopens for development I’ll create a package for yafaray and make it available for testing. For those interested in trying it before that, here is the announcement.

Photo Viewer

Some time ago, I was looking at the INdT’s Canola interface, and I found it really nice. Its look is very clean and the way it displays the contents fits very well in the target devices.

By this time, I was wondering how hard it would be to create an image viewer like the one present in Canola using Qt. To try this out, I started a toy project using Qt and exiv2. It is a very basic image viewer interface that just displays images in a similar way to the Canola interface.

 

photoviewer

It is very basic and experimental, but for the ones interested on it:

svn co http://svn.gustavoboiko.org/projects/photoviewer/

Have fun 🙂