Thursday at aKademy 2007 will be our Bonny Banks Day Trip. A chance to get out from infront of your computer, we will be taking the short journey to Loch Lomond. Use this as a chance to socialise and discuss KDE matters without the distraction of the internet. Take your pick from walking along the shores or in the forest, taking the ferry out to expore the island or just sitting about having a coffee in the village, but be back in time for the barbeque on the beach.
Community and Events
You are invited to aKademy Edu & School Day on Tuesday 3rd July. This day will focus on installing and running free educational software in schools, presenting software as well as getting feedback from teachers and community people. Read on for details.
Kubuntu 7.04, development codename "The Feisty Fawn", was released today. Free CDs are available through ShipIt. Kubuntu prides itself on working towards the perfect KDE GNU/Linux solution, and with this latest release the development team worked harder than ever to do just this. 7.04 includes many updates, new features, and the latest releases of your favorite applications.
KDE was present at Cebit 2007 in Hannover, the world's largest IT fair. The booth was located inside the LinuxPark in Hall 5, where Linux New Media had given us and other open source projects the opportunity to present their work. Alexander Neundorf, KDE buildsystem maintainer and the booth manager in charge for large parts of the event, considers this year's CeBIT "a very successful event for KDE". Read on for his report.
While you are booking your travel for aKademy 2007, have a thought about whether you could host aKademy 2008. We are looking for a large institution to host our world summit sometime in the summer of 2008. There needs to be a dedicated local team to organise an event like this who will work in partnership with KDE e.V. The aKademy requirements describe what is needed in greater detail.
The programme for aKademy's conference is now available. With KDE 4 technologies now moving into place the talks give a superb overview of the state of the art on the free desktop. Themes include KDE 4 pillars, language bindings, applications, quality control, libraries, operating systems & distributions and community.
aKademy 2007 is now open for registration. aKademy is KDE's World Summit, a week long event for all KDE contributors, industry partners and users. The week starts with a two day conference, and is set to include a tutorial day and a schools and education day. As always, attendance to aKademy is free of charge, but you must register. Registration must be in by the end of the month if you want the aKademy Team to book your accommodation for you. See you in Glasgow!
The first Guademy event finished yesterday at the university of A Coruña, Spain. Organized by the GPUL (Grupo de Programadores y Usuarios de Linux), the Linux User Group of A Coruña, it was an event which brought together people from the GNOME and KDE camp (thus the combination of "GUADEC" and "aKademy" that forms the name of the event). Read on for a short report of the event.
The KDE Project will present itself at CeBIT, the world's largest computer trade show, taking place in Hannover, Germany, from March 16th to March 21th. KDE will be presenting the latest release KDE 3.5 and give a preview of current developments for KDE 4, the next major KDE-version. You will find numerous KDE-developers and other contributors in Hall 5, booth G64/6. The KDE team would like to thank the LinuxPark for the booth and KDE e.V.
The second day of FOSDEM 2007 was as busy, if not more, as the first day. Many face-to-face interactions, of great benefit to cooperation between developers and projects, and time spend on hacking on and promoting KDE. The KDE developer room was well used, first by an Educational workshop, well led by Anne-Marie Mahfouf, followed by some more talks. Topics included Krita's present and future by Bart Coppens, a KDE 4 talk by Jos Poortvliet and a KDE e.V. talk by Sebastian Kügler. Read on for a report on day two.