Sunday, May 31, 2015

Getting started!

How about that!? Google Summer of Code coding period started ( quite a while ago though ) and I thought I'd share some of my enthusiasm with you!

Firstly, impression about the program itself:

From what I've seen so far, the best part is definitely having the chance to code along with such great people, while getting precious feedback. This is what I've lacked so far in my experience as a student, and it certainly is the best way to get introduced to open-source software ( especially KDE :D ).

Now about the project:

My work this summer will revolve around offering OpenStreetMap( OSM ) support to Marble: this will involve offering the user a complete experience: from opening OSM files, to viewing and editing them, to finally exporting them in ".osm" files. 

Some of the work is already done, yet it still requires some tweaking, some technical bits will involve some code refactoring, and some parts( the most exciting ones ) consist of creating specialized tools for the map editor. 

Here's a sample to give you an idea of what interesting stuff I'm working on:

(Mock-up on what editing OSM relations might look like)

Adding them to a relation
Settings tags for that relation

Well, that's all folks! I hope I've passed some of my enthusiasm, and if that's the case, stay tuned for my progress along the summer, as I'll be posting more :D