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opportunistiK needs help

This way here, Harald won’t be able to add to his count. Anyways, I am giving a presentation next week for Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week, it is on Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 17:00 UTC. The topic I will be presenting is “Creating a PyKDE App.” I am slotted for one hour to attempt and teach everyone who shows up, how to create an application using KDE’s Python API. Seems easy enough right? It is, but I was thinking I would like to start some sort of application that has future potential, that hopefully an opportunistiK developer or two can take on, and maybe make something great in the future.

So what does this have to do with you? Easy, what would be a perfect application to start and present for this topic? I don’t want to create just a shell for something, I would like to at least have a little bit of functionality to it. Thus far, I have received one idea from @harriseldon on Feel free to leave comments on this blog, or follow @nixternal on or @nixternal on Twitter and shoot me a message. Thanks everyone!

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  • Tom

    Isn’t this obvious. A quickly template for Pyside?

  • PyKDE is part of the topic, and thus far I don’t think PyKDE and PySide play together (yet?). As for a Quickly template, I don’t use it nor know much about how it works. The one thing I do know is its dependence on Glade, and last I checked Glade doesn’t support Qt or KDE design, so how useful would a template be? The nice thing with PyQt4 and PyKDE4 is there are templates already available via kapptemplate which has been around for much longer than PySide or Quickly.

  • As far as I am aware, Quickly doesn’t depend on any GNOME components, glade included. You can create KDE/Qt template fairly easily. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • well i’ll be damned. looks like adding qt/kde stuff wouldn’t be all that difficult. sign me up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • euxneks

    How about a simple image viewer like eog? Or, if you’re looking for something with more interface-y stuff, how about an RPN calculator?

  • Quickly is not GTK specific, it uses a template mechanism and at the moment just comes with a “ubuntu-project” template that is designed to use sensible defaults for Ubuntu (PyGTK, Glade, etc) but the quickly devs have said that they’d love for someone to create a “kubuntu-project” template on the same model with defaults that make sense for Kubuntu (e.g. PyQT4, QT4 Designer). didrocks has an article on how to create a new template on his blog.

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