FEB
9
2008

Meet the KDevelop Crowd

It is the time of the yearto gather and spend some time on our favourite IDE. Continuing the tradition to meet in cities famous for alcohol-based beverages and oversized servings of meat, Munich was the obvious pick. Pretending to be a civilised crowd, we managed to convince the boss of the Trolltech's Munich office to generously provide us with a room, a 4MBit SDSL line and lots of coffee. Read on for the agenda and how any interested KDevelop helpers can join.

Here is the agenda:

  • 12.04.2008 - 13.04.2008: Free for all KDevelop meeting, including mingling,
    tutorials, hacking and Brezn
  • 14.04.2008 - 18.04.2008: Intense hacking, debugging, polishing and occasional
    blogging

If you ever wanted to meet the KDevelop crowd, or if you are a KDE or free
software enthusiast, or just curious, feel free to visit us during the
weekend. If you are serious about contributing, consider spending some days during the
week with us. Since the hacking-only room has a limited capacity, please contact us (harry@kdevelop.org) if you would like to join. Any other contributions (food, bribes, funny little gadgets) are also highly welcome.

Details about how to get there and all the other useful stuff can be found at
the KDevelop wiki. Many thanks to KDE e.V. who are covering the travel costs.

Comments

I don't like this. You are making it look as if developing other parts of KDE than KOffice can be enjoyable and lead to travel opportunities. :-)


By Inge Wallin at Fri, 2008/02/08 - 6:00am

Yeah, good point. Sure, [A][a][K][k]ademy is fun and all, but that's mostly because of the KOffice developers, of course. And Sebas. And beer. Hmmm, now I think about it, maybe it's just the beer.

Na, I think it's a combination of all of those. Good food (say, pizza and beer but I have no problem with all the Indian food you guys love so much), good conversations. Sometimes good code, yes. And some writing for those unable to do coding :D

Meetings are big fun, I'm looking forward to FOSDEM!


By Jos Poortvliet at Fri, 2008/02/08 - 6:00am

Glad you guys are having fun.

Coding should be a fun experience. Great software tends to come from a fun environment. According to the "ballmer peak" (look up the cartoon) slight intoxication should help as well.

Can't wait to see what will come of it a few days afterwards. I'm already planning to see lots of cool added features, bugfixes, and general improvements.. =)


By Max at Sat, 2008/02/09 - 6:00am

Sounds Wonderful! Does this include any work on quanta? Last thing I heard (I may be wrong) is that quanta was going to be integrated into kdevelop4.


By Vladislav at Sat, 2008/02/09 - 6:00am

As Andras will be there too, I hope so.

Quanta4 used the new kdevplatform - which kdevelop4 uses too.


By niko at Sat, 2008/02/09 - 6:00am

Are there any plans to revamp the KDevelop website? I've always found it pretty frustrating to use. For example, I was on it a while back trying to find out if it has any Python support. Here's what I had to do:

* Go to the front page.
* Find the "Features" link on the left-hand side.
* Realise that clicking on "Features" does nothing at all.
* Figure out that I have to click the "HEAD" link to the right that is insanely small (it's "x-small" in the CSS).
* That page tells me absolutely nothing of use and directs me to the KDevelop 3.3 features page.
* I go to that page, which only lists the features new in 3.3.
* I realise that it missed KDevelop 3.4, so I check that. Another partial list of features new in 3.4.
* I check 3.2. Another partial list of features new in 3.2.
* I check 3.1. Another partial list of features new in 3.1.
* I check 3.0. Another partial list of features new in 3.0. But this one actually mentions the feature I am interested in. Success!

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a website dedicated to a single application to give you a straightforward list of its features, but there doesn't seem to be anything of the sort available for KDevelop; a changelog spread across multiple pages is hardly the same thing.


By Jim at Tue, 2008/02/12 - 6:00am