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Revision as of 20:28, 4 January 2011

Purpose of the Sprint

To examine the current state and near future of the KDE Platform (kdelibs and kdebase-runtime), particularly as it relates to the growing usage of it in new contexts such as mobile or on Windows and MacOS and its traditional usage as a set of conveniences and consistency creators for KDE application development.

The sprint will aim to create an actionable, multi-year roadmap for kdelibs and kdebase-runtime and will examine issues of modularity, topicality and the inherent dichotomy between the KDE Platform as an application development framework (similar to Qt) and as a stand-alone platform to target (similar to, e.g. Windows, MacOS, etc.)


This sprint will aim to bring together developers who contribute to the KDE Platform directly, who use it in sophisticated applications, packagers of it and those involved in setting similar policies for Qt.

The proposed break down of attendees:

  • 12-15 kdelibs and kdebase-runtime commiters
  • 3-5 KDE application developers
  • 2-3 packagers
  • 1-2 people from the KDE Release Team
  • 1-2 Qt representatives

making for a total of 19-27 people.

If you would like to attend, please record your name below. Date organization will occur at a later point.

Name Email Role / Work Arrival Depart Est. Cost Need Sponsor? Need Hotel? Food Req. Airport Flights
Aaron Seigo [email protected] Meeting facilitation, libplasma yes yes vegetarian
John Layt [email protected] KLocale & co yes yes
Marijn Kruisselbrink [email protected] kdelibs mobile, meego packaging, koffice yes yes vegetarian
Jeremy Whiting [email protected] knewstuff, accessibility yes yes any
Thiago Macieira [email protected] Qt, used to work in kdelibs no no any
Andreas Hartmetz [email protected] kdelibs - mostly KIO and some kdeui yes yes yes
Kevin Ottens [email protected] KDE Platform+Frameworks modularity, interaction with Qt yes yes no seafood
David Faure [email protected] kdelibs, interaction with Qt no yes MRS/LYS
Artur Souza [email protected] KDE UI/Core + QML/JS yes yes any
Dario Freddi [email protected] Authorization Framework, Solid, Possibly all things KCM* yes yes any LIN/BGY/MXP
Alexander Neundorf [email protected] buildsystem (kdesupport +kdelibs +kdepimlibs +kdebaselibs) modularization yes yes any
Raphael Kubo da Costa [email protected] Mostly kdecore and kio. KDE/Qt on FreeBSD. yes yes any
George Kiagiadakis [email protected] drkonqi, small contributions to kdelibs, debian packaging yes yes any
Olivier Goffart (not sure) [email protected] Qt, former kdelibs contributor (port to Qt4, knotify) maybe maybe 2500 kcal/day
Till Adam [email protected] kdepim, kdelibs, KDE/Mac, KDE/Windows, KDE/Maemo, KDE/WinCE, KDE/MeeGo if you don't want it eaten, don't keep it around me
Sebastian Kügler [email protected] release team probably probably omnivore AMS
Frederik Gladhorn [email protected] Qt, knewstuff maybe probably any Oslo
Albert Astals Cid [email protected] l10n, misc yes yes almost any Dublin
Sune Vuorela [email protected] Packaging and weirdness most likely most likely yes cph; prefers train.
Stephen Kelly [email protected] kdelibs, modularisation, Qt interfacing Anything but sushi
Volker Krause [email protected] kdepimlibs, kdepim, KDE on MeeGo/Maemo5/WinCE yes anything TXL/SXF


Note: these are simply sample topics, not final direction on what will actually be discussed. Actual topics will be generated at a pre-sprint meeting online as well as through group authorship of this section.

Modularization of KDE libraries

Alex: should IMO include not only kdelibs, but also kdesupport, kdepimlibs and kdebase libs

Framework vs Platform


KLocale & co vs QLocale & co: How to act local everywhere while retaining configurability.

Build Profiles

Build system

What level modularity do we want/need here ? Chances of CMake becoming the buildsystem for Qt.

QML and Javascript



One week sometime in March-May 2011?




Travel and Accommodations

Food, Drink and Shopping

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