GSoC’19 :: Milestone 5

test release 01 is out in the wild

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

Google Summer of Code 2019 ended a couple months ago, not for me though. As I had been stating to my peers time and again, I will not run away with the money I got from Google for the project. When I completed my GSoC 2019 report, the last milestone: Publishing KDE Connect to the Windows Store, was still a far cry, thanks to a really reeeaallly stubborn bug in KNotifications.

So after fighting with the KNotifications bug for months, I have a workaround that works for me.

Consequently, I have released KDE Connect for Windows: Test Release 01 over GitHub about 5 hours ago. Feel free to try it out and I’m open to discuss how it can be further improved. You can reach me through any of the following ways:-

What’s Working?

This blog post explains everything.

Download Links

How to install.Appx?

For instructions on how to install the .Appx version, go to this blog post.

Supported Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 -> Fully supported and tested by me
  • Windows 8, 8.1 -> Not Tested (should work though)
  • Windows 7 -> If using Windows 7. disable Notifications plugin or KDE Connect will crash.

A report for my work

The GitHub link for the release

The not-merged-yet code

i am using a patched KDE Frameworks::Tier3::KNotifications in the build: https://github.com/brute4s99/knotifications/pull/1

Happy KDEing! ❤
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piyush aggarwal

I am an engineering undergraduate, in my 4th year of B.Tech in Computer Science from New Delhi, India.
I like to play with technologies and share my experiences with the almighty internet!
Oh, and by the way, I’m looking for a remote C++/Qt internship.
Please drop me a mail if you happen to have an opening! ✌