After five weeks intensive work in Romania Quanta's main developer Andras Mantia together with Jens Herden finished the first major step of Quanta's port to the KDevelop framework. Being able to get this result in a relative short time was only possible because of the excellent framework provided by the KDevelop project and the support of KDE e.V..
Only with this support Jens Herden was able to travel from Cambodia, his current living place, to Romania. Being in Romania made it also possible to travel to Kiev to attend the KDevelop conference and meet the developers personally.
The goal of this new development is to divide up Quanta's code into several plugins for the KDevelop framework. Quanta will remain a separate application and keep its name.
Some benefits of this are:
- Code sharing between both projects to avoid double efforts for the same functions.
- New and old plugins can be used from both applications.
- Quanta's code base will be much easier to understand and maintain.
- The modular design allows the user to create his/her customised Quanta by disabling unwanted plugins or enabling plugins from other sources.
The new, plugin based Quanta will be released together with KDE 4.0. But we are confident to release a first preview version called "Kuanta" shortly after Quanta 3.5 is released.
The source code is available on the SVN server under
This version is already usable and does provide the basic features of Quanta.