The second day of the KDE Finance Sprint saw us doing more presentations regarding our respective applications (Kraft, KMyMoney, Skrooge), and working on two main subjects:
Common Icon Set
This is a task we have been wanting to finish for... long :p ! The idea is that now that these apps are part of the KDE family, they should somehow look more "oxygenish". Nuno sent us a spreadsheet where we would describe the icons we need, and Alvaro (KMyMoney), Thomas (Kraft) and myself (Skrooge) finally completed this list.
I know the oxygen guys have enough to eat on their plates, so we are not expecting this to happen very soon, we will just be happy when it comes up =D
Fred purchases the album of his favorite band in an online music store and pays 5,99$ for it. The commitment is done in Amarok. Next time Fred starts KMyMoney or Skrooge it notifies him that he did this payment and if he wants to put it on the right account.
In KMail, Anneliese receives email from EBay stating "Your fire red pumps were sold for 35,34 Euro." KMail automatically registers incoming but not yet received money in Alkimia.
Even more fun:
Elena issues an invoice with Kraft over 364 Euro, due in 10 days. She marks the invoice to be sent in Kraft. In KMyMoney and Skrooge the amount of 364 Euro shows up as expected money together with the document id number, date and addressee of the invoice. Four days later, Elena checks the accounts via online banking. One transaction record contains the document id and the finance manager asks Elena if she can confirm that this is the money paying the invoice. She confirms that. Next time she starts Kraft she sees that the invoice is marked as payed.
OK, I bet you get the idea, now. Alkimia will be a service ensuring communication between applications in these use cases. We could imagine even more things in it :
- Download online quotes
- Do online banking
- Importing different formats (CSV, OFX, QIF)
- ... !!!
This is still a bit sketchy now, but it should refine over time, and bring lots of additional coolness to the KDE world :)
On a side note, I'll be leaving the Sprint in half an hour, but the guys will keep on for a few hours more !
It has been a fantastic experience, and meeting people for real was wonderful. We had lots of fun, produced valuable work, had got to know each other better for even more interactions in the future !
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