sobota, 12 marca 2011

Project Neon is back!

So, without further ado: Project Neon is back with much more stuff in stock. Those of you who have been around KDE for a while might remember the old one developed by everyone's favourite (or NOT) apachelogger which offered daily builds of Amarok. Well, that one kind of died but new Project Neon Team managed to revive it with new features. Thanks to ingenious Launchpad Source Builds feature we set up nightly builds of the KDE Software Compilation trunk and we are currently working on getting Amarok there too.

Project Neon is an easy way for new KDE contributors to get started without having to build entire KDE trunk by themselves and without having to maintain it. What's more, the dependencies are automatically handled and updated, so whenever trunk introduces some new feature which requires some new stuff you can be sure we will update our packaging soon afterwards. So, who can use it? Well, I think Project Neon is suitable for wide range of contributors such as developers, translators, usability designers, documenters, promoters, and bug triagers. You can see more details on KDE Techbase and on our Wiki as well.

Should you have any questions or want to help us or you simply want to buy us a beer then feel free to join us on #project-neon @ or drop us a line on our mailing list.

Kudos go to:
Philip Muškovac (yofel) for doing stuff I didn't want to and making sure our env works
Rohan Garg (shadeslayer), big thanks for great talk a (slides here) and general help in packaging
Gaurav Chaturvedi (tazz), though he came relatively late he was a great help in testing and general feedback
Tomasz Dudzik (sheytan) for artwork fitting our crazy artistic sense :)
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) and Max Bowsher (maxb), big thanks to them for keeping up with our crazy demands, fast bug fixing in bzr magic and offering us workarounds until stuff got fixed, without their aid we wouldn't get so far!