Development/Summer of Code/2017/Picard

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MusicBrainz Picard

Ideas

Qt5/Py3 Port

Proposed Mentors: zas/bitmap
Languages/skills: Python, PyQt5

Picard is going to be receiving a complete make-over code/feature/UI wise for v2.0. A part of the v2.0 plans is porting the existing code to PyQt5/Py3 from PyQt4/py2 to allow for future support and better encoding compatibility along with new features of Qt5(such as High DPI scaling, better Widget and networking support and better cross-platform compatibility) and along with all the bug fixes that come with PyQt5 which will help cleaning up the code-base for Picard.

For more information see: PICARD-588 PICARD-960

Picard Plugins API v2

Proposed Mentors: zas/bitmap
Languages/skills: Python, PyQt5, Flask

Picard 2.0 is going to be PyQt5 based, which means all the existing plugins have to be ported to PyQt5/Py3. Since Picard v1 plugins will be incompatible with v2 and vice versa, we need to implement a new v2 end-point for the Picard website. There is also a need of providing a uniform GUI api for plugins to allow quick GUI option settings, i18n support and UI uniformity with the rest of the Picard code. Also, additional metadata headers need to be implemented to allow cross-platform compatibility checks.

For more info see: PICARD-977