Hi there! This is my first post on the planets ( Ubuntu and KDE ), so I’ll be a bit surprised if this works the first time.
I’m Rohan Garg, a Kubuntu and KDE contributor. I also am the co maintainer for the awesome Project Neon and a GSoC participant this year, so expect quite a lot of posts on that as well. Apart from that, i mostly spend my time fixing up whatever i think needs fixing in KDE and Kubuntu in general. My main area of interest in KDE is Telepathy KDE which is an emerging new project to integrate IM and collaboration features into KDE .
On another note, my GSoC proposal this year focuses on bringing a GUI for PIM data sync to KDE using syncEvolution , which provides a SyncML framework to build clients or servers. My mentor is of course, the awesome Dinesh Manajipet who fixed the Akonadi backend for syncEvolution last year.
Basically syncEvolution provides you with a way to sync your PIM data from say, a Google Account or a Nokia Ovi Store account OR even a Smart Phone/Mobile Phone* ( many other configurations are available ) into your KDE Address book and vice versa.
On the Kubuntu front we have an action packed release cycle with a new package manager ( Muon replacing KPackageKit ), a focus on improving Kubuntu on ARM and touchscreen devices ( as Harald Sitter documents it in this blog post ) and loads of other stuff!
This post is getting a bit long for a ‘Hello Planets’ post so I’ll be doing a separate post for each of the projects I’m involved in, in a couple of days ;)
In the end, all I would like to say is this :
* Conditions Apply ( depends on what phone we are talking about, won’t work on a Nokia 1100 for example :P )
Thanks to sheytan for the artwork, you rock my friend.