Showing posts from May, 2020

The Community Bonding Period Ends

My Experience so Far: It has been almost a month, since the commencement of community bonding period and the phase was mostly good. I spent most of my time lurking over the IRC in passive reconnaissance mode, force of habit I mostly speak less and I know it is not a good one especially being part of an open-source community. I used to attend all the meetings and tried to get accustomed with the workflow of the community and got to know about everything hot and spicy that is taking place whether it is Krita finally on android or new contributors working on some bugs.
Conflicts in the timeline:  My timeline for the project is mostly clean apart for the first 3 days in which I will be having my college exams. To compensate for the same I tried to complete my initial GSoC work that is adding the libmypaint library into the cmake system. I was stuck in some linking error for a while during this task but finally made it to work. I also started my work on loading installed MyPaint Brushes i…

Finally into GSoC

It has been over a year since I made my first contribution for KDE and I truly loved every bit of it since then. It all started from October 2018 when I was trying to get habitual of using Linux as it is good for development but ended up in really hating it, due to its Desktop environment. Then, I tried KDE plasma and fell in love with it. I began exploring various KDE projects and really loved the work that the community is doing. I really wanted to be a part of it.

I tried out using Elisa and was really mesmerised by its beautiful user interface. I then began contributing to the same project and then started working for Krita.

I applied for GSoC 2019, but was rejected due to lack of slots for the organisation. Though I was sad, I trusted my mentor's decision and I made into the program this year.

Coming to my project, I will be working on Integration of MyPaint brush engine in Krita. MyPaint developers have separated out their brush engine in the form of a library Libmypaint. S…