just yesterday I got asked by one long time contributor, if he can at all join the KDE e.V. or if he needs to do something special for that. He thought it would be more an invitation only club.
It’s not Anybody who does contribute to KDE can join us.
KDE e.V. definition from its homepage:
“KDE e.V. is a registered non-profit organization that represents the KDE Community in legal and financial matters.”
If you want to have a vote on such stuff and are ok with the rules and goals of the e.V. like you can read on the e.V. homepage, please join.
You just need to fill out the questionaire on the e.V. page and send it to some e.V. member you know and that will support your application.
Even if you are no contributor, but want to support us with money to make our conferences & sprints possible (and our infrastructure), please take a look at our “Join The Game” campaign.
Like last summer I am mentoring a student working on Kate’s Vi mode this summer. This year’s student is Vegard Øye from Oslo, Norway. I’ll let him introduce himself:
My name is Vegard Øye. I am a computer science student at the University of Oslo, Norway. I also have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Sør-Trøndelag University College in Trondheim, where I programmed for integrated circuits. It was a lot of fun, so I decided to embark on a grade with an even larger emphasis on programming.
My goal is to make modal editing more widespread outside of Vim. There is a Zen-like benefit to using a tool that does just what you tell it to – slicing and dicing text with surgical precision. My focus is not on adding new features to Kate (although I have implemented a few), but on sharpening existing functionality. In particular, I want to improve the integration between Kate’s vi mode and its extension system, as well as sort out various bugs pertaining to the vi mode.
Vegard has already done some really great work, and his changes should be trickling in to Kate’s git repository the next weeks. You can follow his work at http://quickgit.kde.org/index.php?p=clones%2Fkate%2Fvegardoye%2Fvegard_gsoc_2012.git.
One year more passed and the next Akademy will soon open its doors.
Was never before in Tallinn or Estonia, will be an interesting visit.
Hope to meet again a lot of old and new KDE people.
Didn’t code a lot at all since last years meeting, too busy to finalize my phd thesis.
Hope to get more time for Kate in the next months again And at the meeting.
Perhaps a bit early, but typical german, me and Dominik booked our flights to Tallinn.
Lets hope we will have a lot fun there and meet old and new friends
See you all, at Tallinn.