20 January 2008

KDE4 Release Event

Well, Alan and I are sitting in the airport at San Jose waiting on our flight (it's been delayed due to weather conditions in Atlanta). The KDE4 Release Event was outstanding!

We met quite a few kde developers, and they gave several very interesting talks on new functionality present in the kde 4.x series. We all typically think of kde as a linux and bsd thing, but now it's a valid option on both Windows and MacOSX - we saw it running natively on both of those.

Of course, it was nice meeting some kde developers and other free software users and developers from around the world, but one of the highlights was hanging out with Patrick Volkerding and a few other Slackware team members. Fred Emmott, the developer of Slamd64 (an unofficial port of Slackware to 64 bit systems) also made the trip from England - it was an interesting task handling translation for him and Alan to be able to communicate ;-)

Big thanks to the KDE project and Google for hosting this event, and to Pat, Amrit, Alan, and Fred: it was great meeting you guys and being able to put faces with IRC nicks! Same to Chess Griffin - I'm glad you accidentally found us :)

For everyone out there reading this, I know you want a pic of everyone, so here you are:

Fred, Alan, Me, Deep, Pat, and Amrit

15 January 2008


Two announcements...

First, I've just pushed some long-awaited packages of kde-4.0.0 for Slackware. They are only for Slackware -current (this is the development version of Slackware, not the latest stable release), and no, that doesn't mean that the next release of Slackware will have kde-4.0.0 in it.
See the latest post on my ChangeLog:
(Tue Jan 15 17:06:38 UTC 2008).

Second, I'll be attending the release event at Google this weekend, along with Pat, Alan, and Amrit. Fred (slamd64) is also going to be there, so we plan to have a grand time! :-)

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