Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars

KDE is taking new shape now a days, porting most of its application to KF5. Meanwhile I completed my GSoC project in KStars, ameliorating it by enhancing the tools like Moon Phase Calendar, Almanac and Solar System Viewer and adding a super cool QML based tool Astrophotograph Browser. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's all about Hacking, Adventures and Food : Randa Meetup 2014

Randa Meetup 2014, I never knew KDE meet ups are much more than just hacking into huge source codes, it's about meeting awesome people from all around the world, it's about adventuring with adventurous hackers, it's about delicious food and at last but not least it's about luscious chocolates.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thanks KDE

It's more than year of my encounter with source code of some real life application.(Thanks to KDE) I had never before seen such huge source code. The guidelines on techbase were so comprehensive that I didn't even realize that I had started fixing imperative bugs. The best part was that KDE had all types of applications, under various categories like multimedia, education, games etc. So I could try my hand on many different applications and recognize my interest.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Realtime image search tool in KStars : Astrophotographs browser

KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects. Majority of the KStars users are students and amateur astronomers who are always eager to see real time images of sky objects. To realize this demand I have developed appealing QML interface to enable users to browse through image database of community of astrophotographers which contains more than 1,00,000 (number is increasing everyday) real time and very high resolution images along with various information related to them. The images are fetched from using astrobin API.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

My welcome to KDE : Kstars 2

Like I promised in my last post I have come up with something interesting done today (ofcourse it has to do with coding ;-)) There is feature called "What's Interesting..." in Kstars which suggest interesting Sky Objects to user to view on the basis of night sky conditions and equipment available to her. Its really useful feature added by Samikshan during GSoC 2012 to help beginner astronomer. You can learn more about how "What's Interesting..."  (WI) works here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My welcome to KDE : Kstars 1

It has been almost two month I have started contributing to Open Source Software Kstars. It is a planetarium program using the KDE Platform. The thing I liked most about Kstars is its purely based on algorithms, and coding in Kstars needs bit out of box thinking unlike other multimedia softwares. The documentation of Kstars from it's official site really helped me a lot to start up from ground zero.