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:
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.