Malaga Named as Location for 2005 KDE Conference

After an evaluation process of several possible locations, Malaga in southern Spain has been chosen as the location of the 2005 KDE conference by the KDE e.V. membership in a recent vote. The conference will be held by KDE e.V. in
cooperation with different sponsors.

Antonio Larosa Jimenez has been appointed the Assembler, the project
manager for the conference. It is his rightful duty and privilege to decide
on a conference name. Antonio will have a budget available provided by KDE
e.V. for his expenses during the first phase of the meeting preparations.

All KDE contributers are encouraged to actively support Antonio. The conference is the main KDE event of the year.


Great! I live in Valencia (Spain). I was thinking about traveling to Germany if the conference was there, but now I have it only 600 km away. :)

By Víctor Fernández at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Well you are kind of traveling to Germany, since Malaga is pretty much a German province.

By Ian Monroe at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Yes, right, seems is following the Mallorca experience :)

Greetings from Barcelona!

Josep Payo
Tijuana Time - Josep Payo Weblog

By Josep Payo at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Where in? Your name sounds familiar... From Gandia, perhaps?

By jesuscliment at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

No, I'm from La Pobla de Vallbona (25km away from Valencia). I'm in PoLinux and I'm the one behind Plastikfox. Your name is also familiar to me, from Barrapunto I think.

By Víctor Fernández at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Victor, I will go with you, when buy the tickets? xD

By th1nk3r at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

¡Hombre, th1nk3r! ¿Cómo va todo? Supongo que lo comentaremos por la lista por si se quiere apuntar más gente. Tenemos localizado un albergue que está de puta madre, así que podríamos ir en manada, jejeje.

By Víctor Fernández at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Sure! I live in Sevilla, I think that I will take a look to the event :)

By NabLa at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

well, to make a story short... As you guys may know already, Atlantik server has been down for a while. but looks like they are back on track.

I'm currently playing using 0.7.5 (3.4 cvs) against somebody using 0.7.1 (3.3)

which means it probably works for most of us.

come on folks, lets play atlantik .....

By Mathieu Jobin at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Has the date been set? 13 megametres is a long way to come, and it takes a while to organise if you don't want to pay a fortune.

By Brad Hards at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Likely August to September

By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

I guessed late summer, but I was hoping for a bit higher resolution (like, perhaps which week, or a couple of options, rather than a couple of months:-).

Even knowing when the schedule will be released would help...

By Brad Hards at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

There are not so many weeks spanning from August to September.

By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am


By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Language confusion aside it's only one week.

By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

See you in Malaga!

By Ignacio Monge at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am


In the akademy, Antonio told us, the spanish guys who came there, that Malaga was a candidate for the next conference. I am really happy with this decision, because the amount of spanish people that likes KDE, is big, but we don't make many meetings, and sometimes we don't seem very active.

I live a bit far from Malaga, but in the time I'm at the conference, I will try to do my best in helping. I had a great time at Ludwigsburg, and I hope we'll have a lot of fun in Malaga.


By suy at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

If the conference is held in late September, I'll be there. I expect to be back in Granada by then and it should be a short drive.

BTW, KDE keeps on getting better and better. You guys rock!

To the rest of the KDE developers. We, Spaniards, are going to teach you how to party. :)

By Gonzalo at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Wow, it's a lot of time I didn't go to Spain, there are many lowcost flights from italy. But, when it will happen?


By David Vignoni at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Hope it won't rain in Malaga during the conference :-)


By Torsten Rahn at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Here, in Seville, didn't rain since november, and it was only for a few days, before that...since spring, I think.

Lol..my "engrish" scaries me :-S

By TeXTer at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

To clarify for non-spanish people, Seville is close to Málaga (around 100km away if I don't remember bad). And in Málaga it doesn't rain usually too.

By Víctor Fernández at Thu, 2005/02/03 - 6:00am

225Km away from Sevilla, and 100Km away from Granada. Hearonly rain from winter.

By fernando at Thu, 2005/02/10 - 6:00am

That's great news! Many, many people in Spain love KDE :-)

Thanks to all KDE developers and contributors for their hard work!

By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Is there anybody we can reffer to for helping us getting visas for Spain ?? (We are from Serbia)

By I_LOVE_KDE at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

Visa spam already starts? You will get no invitation if you're not known as KDE contributor.

By Anonymous at Wed, 2005/02/02 - 6:00am

I´m from Malaga and very well because I hope help in organization with Linux-Malaga :)

Congratulations to Antonio Larrosa.

By cinefilo at Thu, 2005/02/03 - 6:00am

Anyone coming from the KDE/FreeBSD team?

By Anonymous at Fri, 2005/02/11 - 6:00am

For those who have never been in Andalucia:

1) The sun is shining almost everyday in the summer, so be prepared for that!
2) Most people in Andalucia is monolingual. They speak another kind of Spanish (they eat consonants among other things). Sometimes is like are they talking in Spanish or what?
3) The people there is kind of funny and love to party all night-long.
4) They've got bullfights and flamenco (kind of folk music).
5) Some people think that Spain is Andalucia. Wrong! Every region is different. It's much like other parts of Europe (full of contrasts).
6) I don't have anything against Malaga but there are much more beautiful cities in Andalucia (and cleaner too) like Granada; there you can visit the Alhambra (a famous Arabian monument), the mountains (Sierra Nevada), ... and many other places. Did you know that Andalucia is bigger than Switzerland?
7) Enjoy your stay! :)

By Anonymous at Fri, 2005/02/11 - 6:00am

Is Granada really cleaner then Malaga? At least the air in Granada was very dirty when I was there, apparently they have the highest per-capita Vespa/Moped usage in Spain. Haven't been to Malaga.

I agree, Granada is a good place to visit though. I was there for a couple of weeks taking Spanish classes, but still didn't get to do everything I wanted.

By Ian Monroe at Mon, 2005/02/21 - 6:00am