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Revision as of 11:00, 9 May 2010

This page is about the upcoming Akonadi Meeting in May 2010


13th to 16th of May 2010.

Location / Travel Information


Attention: KDAB moved since last time!

Tempelhofer Ufer 11
10963 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-5213254-70

Google Maps

Getting there by public transportation:

  • subway lines U1 or U6 to "Hallesches Tor"
  • subway lines U1 or U7 to "Möckernbrücke"
  • bus line M41 to "Hallesches Tor" (leaves from Berlin Hauptbahnhof)


Hotel Ibis Berlin City Ost
An der Schillingbrucke 2
10243 Berlin
Phone: (+49)30/257600 
Fax : (+49)30/25760333

Google Maps

Easiest way to reach the hotel is by taking a train to Ostbahnhof (it's just across the street from the station). If your train doesn't stop there, take the S-Bahn from Hauptbahnhof, any east-bound line will do.

From TXL take the bus labeld 'TXL' to Hauptbahnhof or Alexanderplatz and switch to the S-Bahn there, any east-bound train will do.

From SXF take the regional train 'RE7' towards Berlin to station "Ostbahnhof" (2 stops, about 20 min).

Hotel <-> Office

Two options with public transportation:

  • via Friedrichstraße
    • any westbound S-Bahn from Ostbahnhof to Friedrichstraße (4 stops)
    • U6 southwards (direction Alt-Mariendorf) until Hallesches Tor (4stops)
  • via Warschauer Straße
    • any eastbound S-Bahn from Ostbahnhof to Warschauer Straße (1 stop)
    • U1 westwards (there is only one direction, the station is the terminus for U1) to Hallesches Tor (5 stops)

Or take a taxi, possibly even cheaper when shared with enough people.

Public Transportation

Some general notes on public transportation in Berlin, more relevant this time with hotel and office not in walking distance from each other.

Reginal trains/S-Bahn/U-Bahn/Tram/Bus Tickets


Everywhere you need to go is covered by the 'AB' zone tickets, with the exception of SXF, for that you need one for the 'ABC' zone.

Buying Tickets

Tickets can be bought at ticket machines which you'll find at every station and the bus stop at TXL. On stations with long-distance connections you might find two types of ticket machines, use the ones labeled 'BVG' in black on a yellow square, not the ones labeled 'DB' or 'Deutsche Bahn'.

Ticket machines always take coins, and sometimes bills and ec cards (no credit cards IIRC).

Prices and Price Optimizations

Single trip costs 2.10€ in 'AB' zone and 2.50€ for 'ABC'. There are a number of optimizations though:

  • You can purchase a batch of four tickets at once ("4 Fahrten Karte"), which costs 8€ for 'AB'.
  • If you plan to do more than 2 trips a day, purchase the day ticket instead, 6.10€ for 'AB'.
  • If you do two trips a day with 4 or 5 persons, consider the group day ticket ("Kleingruppenkarte"), which costs 15.90€ for 'AB'.
  • If you only travel for three stops, there is the short trip ticket which costs 1.30€. This might be interesting in combination with the next option.
  • If you are traveling together with a local who has a monthly ticket, one additional person can tag along for free after 20:00 on workdays and during the entire day on weekends and public holidays.

Schedule can be checked online (see link below), which makes sense when traveling outside of the normal working hours on weekdays (where trains go every 5 minutes). During weekdays service ends at around 1am. On weekends, public holidays and nights leading up to those trains usually go all night but only every 15 or 20 minutes.

More Information

Local transportation in Berlin

Subway and railway map of Berlin


Taxi to TXL costs 20-25€, taxi between office and hotel around 10€. So, if you order a big one this might actually be the cheapest and most comfortable way to travel between office and hotel.


There are currently two active airports in Berlin: Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF). Make sure you know which one to go to, picking the wrong one has only happend to locals so far and you don't want to change that :)

TXL is not connected to any train line, but there is a shuttle bus (called 'TXL') leaving in front of the terminal building towards the city center.

SXF has a station for both regional trains (red 'B' on white square) and a S-Bahn line (white 'S' on green circle).

Berlin airport website (includes airport maps etc.)


Please add yourself, your travel details and accommodation needs as well as your preferred date to the following table.

Name Travel Arrival Departure Accommodation needed
Volker Krause none already here not leaving no
Tom Albers Train 12-05-2010 23u30 16-05-2010 16u30 yes, single room.
Bertjan Broeksema none already here not leaving no
Thomas McGuire train 12.05, around 3 pm, ICE857 16.05, around 2 pm, ICE556 yes, single room, non smoking
Matthew Leach Flying from Manchester Arriving at Berlin Schoenefeld 12 May 17:10 Departing from Berlin Schoenefeld 17 May 17:35 yes, single room, non smoking
Sascha Peilicke Train from Magdeburg Not to sure yet. Not to sure yet. Not needed
Tobias Koenig Train from Dresden 12.05.2010 16.05.2010 yes, sharing room is ok
Kevin Krammer plane GRZ-VIE-TXL 2010-05-11 19:05 2010-05-17 09:20 yes, single room, non smoking
Sérgio Martins plane from Lisbon 11-05-2010 (17:55 TXL) 16-05-2010 (19:00 TXL) yes, single room, non smoking
Kevin Ottens Plane: TLS->LHR->TXL 11-05-2010 (landing 13:45) 16-05-2010 (takeoff 07:15) yes, single room, non smoking


Please collect stuff you want to do/discuss here.

  • Reviewing new public API, as usual, see table below for the changes that still need to be reviewed
  • Discuss deprecating the KResource API and porting away or identifing the last users of it in PIM
  • Look at KMail filtering and evaluate the amount of work needed to integrate teh filtering framework from Szymon. Maybe start a first hacking session for that.
  • Evaluate the state of KMail and the Kontact suite and decide on release plan
  • Making KDE PIM ready for 4.5 if in a releasable state, or execute a Plan B

API Review

Library Changes since 4.4 Status
Akonadi diff TODO
GpgME++ diff TODO
KCal diff TODO
KHolidays diff Only moved code
KMime diff TODO
Kontact Interface diff TODO
KPimIdentities diff Only comment changes
KPimTextEdit diff TODO
KPimUtils diff Only comment and style changes
MailTransport diff TODO

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