- Alessandro Diaferia: Plasma Media Center Components
- Ana Cecilia Martins: New Widget Explorer
- Chani Armitage: containment-mouse interaction
- Diego Casella: PlasMate Editor - An editor for Plasmoids, DataEngines and Themes
- Rob Scheepmaker: Network transparency in Plasma
We received 48 proposals for Plasma work and that made the ranking decisions very, very hard on the Plasma mentors. We ranked based on thoroughness of the report, usefulness of the results, expectation of completion and how likely that work was to get done outside of a paid opportunity like SoC.
Even then we still had a dozen or so very high quality proposals which we had to then further cut back to just five. We tried to choose wisely, but we know that some proposals that were probably as deserving hit the cutting room floor. There was no winning when we had so many quality proposals.
Over the next couple days, we'll be in touch with the rest of the students just to let them know that we did indeed read and appreciate their proposal. If you are one of those people, please know that you can still work on your ideas and we'd be happy to help you do so.
For those whose projects did make it through, both for Plasma and all the other projects under the KDE umbrella: congrats and get ready to work hard and have fun; and if you are North America, start planning to attend the free (as in beer!) developer sprint for KDE SoC students!