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Kano Burners on Bounty Source

Get paid $1000 for contributing to our projects

Kano Burner is the simplest way to install Kano OS on an SD card. With just a few mouse clicks, the OS will be downloaded and burned on your card. The project is free and open source, and as of last week, you can earn up to $1000 via Bountysource by contributing to it.

The burner is written in Python using the PyQT4 toolkit. We’re using PyInstaller to bundle all the dependencies into a single executable file that users can just download and install on their system.

We’ve designed the project with multiple platforms in mind, and it works on Windows, Linux and Mac. But we’ve found it difficult to address the subtle differences across all the versions of these systems. Something that did work on Windows 7 no longer does on Windows 8, the same applies to different versions OS X and various distributions of Linux.

We would like to fix these, but we don’t have the resources available to debug on all these platforms. So we’ve decided to try Bountysource and post a bounty on each of these issues.

Kano Burner on OS X

Our users have reported problems using the OS X build of the burner on certain versions. We would like to make sure it works with the following releases:

  • 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • 10.7 Lion
  • 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • 10.9 Mavericks
  • 10.10 Yosemite

If you’re able to debug, fix and test Kano Burners on the following versions of OS X, you’ll be eligible for the bounty of $500! Check out the wiki for more information on how to start developing.

 Kano Burner on Windows

Very much the same applies to the build of the burners for Windows. If you can test and fix the burners on Windows, we’re be more than happy to grant you the bounty. We would like to make sure the burners work on the following versions:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1

The wiki is a great place to start if you would like to start working on this.

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If you have any questions or requests, let us know! We’ll be more than happy to help.

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Software Engineer at Kano