A full report by Daniel Molkentin follows. LinuxTag 2002 is over, but the memories will remain: about 40 KDE developers
Report: KDE at LinuxTag 2002
June, 9th (Karlsruhe, Germany). This year's LinuxTag was once again a successful gathering for over sixty KDE developers from all over Europe who presented their award-winning desktop environment to more than 13,000 interested visitors at "Europe's largest OpenSource Event". As a special guest, David Faure (of Konqueror and KOffice fame) attended the fair to share opinions with
On six dedicated demopoints, the LinuxTag visitors were invited to learn about the current KDE 3.0.1 release, Personal Information Management (KDE Pim), the KDE Edutainment project, the award-winning KDevelop IDE as well the future of KDE. The Opie Team showed their impressive achievements on syncing KDE with their amazing handheld environment.
In addition to the demopoints, the booth provided a hacking area where KDE Developers fixed bugs and implemented new features suggested
In direct neighbourhood of our booth, KDE's Kurt Pfeifle was among the staff of the Linux Printing booth. He presented KDEPrint using an Apple Powerbook running KDE on top of MacOS X. By employing CUPS and the Internet Printing Protocol, Kurt showed the ease of Linux printing to an astonished crowd.
At the booth of the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), the KMail developers Marc Mutz and Ingo Klöcker and the employees of Klarälvdalens Datakonsult, Intevation and g10 code showed the latest version of
Among the interested vistors was Brigitte Zypries, secretary of state who was especially interested in the KDE EDU Project. As a surprise, a team from the german TV station 3Sat came to portrait the Opie Project. It will be aired on Monday, Juni 17th in the TV show "Neues".
In the free conference, Ralf Nolden's talk about "the enterprise desktop for the home user", Kurt Pfeifle's speech about "modern printing for a KEnterprise Desktop Environment" and Karl-Heinz Zimmer's talk about the Aegypten Project earned a vast amount of interest. Developers had the opportunity to attend the speeches of Jesper Pedersen about Qt Designer and Ralf Nolden who presented "Developing with KDevelop" in 3 different flavors: "beginner", "advanced" and "embedded". Martin Konold's speech "Escaping
A large amount of photos have been taken by various developers:
Lots of fun and opportunities to meet and win new friends have been taken on- and offside the fairground guaranteeing the KDE project a healthy social basis for further successful cooperation and development.
Last but not least, the KDE LinuxTag team would like to thank the following companies for their support:
The KDE Team is looking forward to LinuxTag 2003 hoping it will be as successful and nice as all LinuxTag events have been up to now. Thanks again to all the sponsors and visitors. See you in 2003!