Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Awarded at Akademy!

Wooooooooooooooo, both Enrico and me have been awarded in aKademy 2005 in the "Best new application or improvement to an existing application in the last year" category thanks to our KPDF work. Thanks to all of you that sent patches or reported wishes or bugs, and of course thanks the jury for choosing us.

update: forgot to mention the other winners with all the excitation :-D
In the "Best non-application contribution (eg for documentation, artwork, web work, translation, library development or similar) in the last year" Lauri got awarded by is work in the documentation team
In the "Jury's choice for contribution to KDE, especially (but not exclusively) in the last year" both coolo and ossi got awarded for the SVN transition

Monday, August 29, 2005

Akademy day 3 talks

Today has been a quite interesting day

Keynote from Trolltech
Very interesting figures about the [quite widespread IMHO] adoption of Qt, most impresive is that there were 94 people working for them at the beginning of the year and they are now up to 140!!!

Multimedia API for KDE4
Quite interesting too, there will be some nice features in KDE4 related to multimedia, KDEMM will have the possibility of having different backends for the same frontend, that will also allow backend API changes (gstreamer we know you) without that meaning KDEMM API changes

2005 KDE-Edu BOF
Quite nice brainstorming about what to do with edu apps for KDE4, summary at http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=28%20August%20meeting

The Poppler Library
Hey dudes! That was my presentation, i was afraid no-one would come beign that late in the afternoon and having to battle with Mathieu Chouinard and Simon Hausmann, but at last there were about 7 person there (but some heavy dudes likes Cornelius and Riddell there), not that much, but that was good because i was a little worried as that was my first conference in english ever, it seems my pronuntiation was good enough as Riddell's transcript seems to have all it right :-D
BTW you can get the slides at http://conference2005.kde.org/slides/poppler.kpr or http://conference2005.kde.org/slides/poppler/index.html if you don't have KPresenter installed. You can also read the transcript (interesting because it features the small questions and answers session) at http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=Poppler+Library+Talk
Finally the videos are available at http://ktown.kde.org/akademy2005/

Akademy day 2 talks

Wow, Krita has needed a long time to get got shape (almost 6 years since KImageShop) but the shape IS really good. Congrats to all the Krita team as they have some features that are very rare among free-software image editors for linux

Don't know if it was that the talk was boring or if it was that i was tired but i was in a almost-slept state for all the talk, so i can not report much apart from KCall beign a VoIP program and it beign rewritten as part of a Google Summer of Code

Firefox and KDE
Not much new as someone already said, but good news that Dirk is getting payed to do the port and that things may be finally get rolling.

Quanta and docboocks
Another WOW goes for Quanta, not only a very powerful HTML application but a killer editor for our documentation team as it gives many nice features to be able of editing docbooks

That's all for today, more tomorrow :-D
And BTW don't forget to go to http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=Talks+%40+aKademy+2005 to read some nice transcripts

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Akademy day 1 talks

Novell Desktop
Not too good IMHO, it was a user oriented talk given to a hacker audience, moreover the slides told that evolution was *better* than kontact :-S At least they use kopete :-)

Another not so good talk for a KDE conference IMHO, it was mostly oriented to problems related with netsharing, etc. Very few KDE things related, just how they got to choose over gnome and not much more.

Ubuntu and Kubuntu
That was a really misleading title, as there was nothing Ubunti and Kubuntu related. What Mark did was talk about kollaboration successes in things like Wikipedia and things he is trying to do to create that kind of kollaboration on Distro and upstream related things (bugs, translations, etc)

Never seen NX in action before, but in a word, it's WONDERFUL! I see why Kurt is pushing to have a free-as-in-speech NX client

And more... We have all been invited to a party on the behalf of Novell, THANKS!!

Friday, August 26, 2005

I'm in malaga!

I just arrived to Málaga, i'm sharing the residence apartment with aseigo and someone else that is still sleeping :D
I've already met chouimat and saw a lot of people sitting in some tables at the bar discussing but last night i slept only 2 hours so i'm going to try to sleep a bit now.