making it now (Nuno)
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:
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||Role / Work||Arrival||Depart||Est. Cost||Need Sponsor?||Need Hotel?||Food Req.||Airport||Flights|
|Aaron Seigoemail@example.com||Meeting facilitation, libplasma||~170 Euro (could be 1/2)||yes||yes||vegetarian|
|John Laytfirstname.lastname@example.org||KLocale & co||yes||yes|
|Marijn Kruisselbrinkemail@example.com||kdelibs mobile, meego packaging, koffice||yes||yes||vegetarian|
|Thiago Macieirafirstname.lastname@example.org||Qt, used to work in kdelibs||no||no||any|
|Andreas Hartmetzemail@example.com||kdelibs - mostly KIO and some kdeui||yes||yes||yes|
|Dario Freddifirstname.lastname@example.org||Authorization Framework, Solid, Possibly all things KCM*||yes||yes||any||LIN/BGY/MXP|
|Kevin Ottensemail@example.com||KDE Platform+Frameworks modularity, interaction with Qt||yes||yes||no seafood|
|David Faurefirstname.lastname@example.org||kdelibs, interaction with Qt||no||yes||MRS/LYS|
|Alexander Neundorfemail@example.com||buildsystem (kdesupport +kdelibs +kdepimlibs +kdebaselibs) modularization||yes||yes||any|
|Raphael Kubo da Costafirstname.lastname@example.org||Mostly kdecore and kio. KDE/Qt on FreeBSD.||yes||yes||any|
|George Kiagiadakisemail@example.com||drkonqi, small contributions to kdelibs, debian packaging||yes||yes||any|
|Olivier Goffart (not sure)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Qt, former kdelibs contributor (port to Qt4, knotify)||maybe||maybe||2500 kcal/day|
|Till Adamemail@example.com||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 Küglerfirstname.lastname@example.org||release team||probably||probably||omnivore||AMS|
|Frederik Gladhornemail@example.com||Qt, knewstuff||maybe||probably||any||Oslo|
|Albert Astals Cidfirstname.lastname@example.org||l10n, misc||yes||yes||almost any||Dublin|
|Sune Vuorelaemail@example.com||Packaging and weirdness||most likely||most likely||yes||cph; prefers train.|
|Stephen Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||kdelibs, modularisation, Qt interfacing||yes||yes||Anything but sushi||TXL/SXF|
|Volker Krauseemail@example.com||kdepimlibs, kdepim, KDE on MeeGo/Maemo5/WinCE||yes||anything||TXL/SXF|
|Ivan Čukićfirstname.lastname@example.org||libplasma, activities||yes||yes||anything|
|Teo Mrnjavacemail@example.com||Social desktop||yes please||yes||vegan||coming by car|
|Marco Martinfirstname.lastname@example.org||libplasma, mobile profiles, activities||yes||yes||anything|
|Cornelius Schumacheremail@example.com||Used to work on kdelibs, kdebase-runtime, and KDE PIM, these days mostly 3rd party applications. Would love to pitch the idea of merging Qt and the KDE platform to this group to trigger some productive discussion and some out-of-the box thinking||maybe||yes||any|
|Valentin Rusufirstname.lastname@example.org||Authorization Framework, KCM*||yes||yes||any||coming by car from Lyon|
|Helio Castroemail@example.com||KDE Platform, integration, mobile||no||yes||any||FLN|
|Mario Fuxfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sonnet (NLP framework), Nepomuk||01.06.||07.06.||0 CHF||no||no||any|
|Alex Fiestasemail@example.com||libsolid, BlueDevil, Kamoso||yes||yes||vegetarian (eggs+milk)|
|Will Stephensonfirstname.lastname@example.org||kdelibs, kdepim, packaging||01.06.||03.06.||? CHF||no||yes||any|
|Gregory Schlomoffemail@example.com||Developer of a non-KDE app that uses kdelibs and kdepimlibs. Small contributor to kdepimlibs. Wants to help making it easier for Qt devs to use relevant kde libraries.||yes, if possible.||yes||any||looking for some cheap way to come from Paris. Car pooling?|
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.
Alex: should IMO include not only kdelibs, but also kdesupport, kdepimlibs and kdebase libs
KLocale & co vs QLocale & co: How to act local everywhere while retaining configurability.
What level modularity do we want/need here ? Chances of CMake becoming the buildsystem for Qt.
June 1/2 - 6/7
See at the general Randa page.
See at the general Randa page.