Episode 3 – Kivy Core Developers

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Brief Introduction

  • Date of recording – Apr 21st 2015
  • Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti
  • Overview – Interview with members of the Kivy core development team

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Interview with Kivy Core Developers

  • Introductions
  • How did you get introduced to Python?
  • How did the Kivy project get started?
  • What made you choose Python as the basis for Kivy?
  • What were some influences on and inspirations for Kivy’s design?
  • One of the amazing things about Kivy is that it’s comparatively simple to learn and get started with. Did this ease of use occur by design or accident?
  • What were some of the biggest challenges to designing or implementing Kivy?
  • If you could start the project over, what would you do differently?
  • What are some of the most interesting things you’ve seen Kivy used for?
  • What are some changes/features that you are particularly excited about for the future of Kivy?
  • Are there any platforms/operating systems that you are trying to add support for (e.g. Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Phone, Firefox OS)?
  • Is there anything in particular that you would like to ask for our listeners to help with?
    • Google Summer of Code – If you didn’t get accepted, DO it anyway! 🙂
    • Start small – documentation fixes
    • Fix issues
    • Huge backlog – help answering questions
    • Maintainers for subprojects – like PyJnius
    • Sponsors – Kivy core team looking for new hardware
    • Increase unit test coverage
      • If you find a bug submit a test case


Contacting the Kivy Core Team

The intro and outro music is from Requiem for a Fish The Freak Fandango Orchestra / CC BY-SA