aKademy 2007 is continuing. Tuesday featured the Education Day and many smaller BoF sessions. In the meantime, hackers worked around-the-clock on various projects, both in the 'quiet' area and in the discussion area. Read on for the aKademy 2007 Tuesday Hack-a-thon report.
Several BoF sessions were run on Tuesday, for example about Nepomuk, and the Google Summer of Code.
The Amarok hackers held more meetings, and this time they went into hacking mode as well. A lot of code has been written, and those who are fortunate enough to have a KDE 4 checkout can see for themselves, as this work has been committed to the repositories. I asked the developers to provide me with some information and a screenshot, and they did: according to Wendy, they spend a lot of time on the new interface. For example, they want to improve the playlist, where songs expand when you click on them, so you see more information. Nikolaj wrote a very interesting blog about their work, which is well worth reading.
Hacking around, talking to each other...
Finally, various work was done all over the KDE 4 codebase. The collective commit rate went up to 420 commits during the day.
Krita had their first meeting on Sunday, discussing architecture and tackling some serious issues. They postphoned several points to tuesday, and they got together to sketch out the details. I had a short talk with Boudewijn, who told me they have been mostly working on various structural issues. He pointed out that they were very happy with these face-to-face meetings, as several of the topics discussed had already been fruitlessly been talked through on email and IRC, without any result - yet face to face, they were able to come to solutions quickly.