Community and Events
This year's KDE World Summit, aKademy 2006, is approaching fast. The website is now live. On behalf of the programme committee I have the pleasure to announce that we will accept presentation abstracts as of now. Read on to find more information in the formal Call For Participation.
KDE Contributors Conference 2006, Call for Participation
Multimedia in KDE has been in the news lately, especially Phonon, the new multimedia framework for KDE 4. Phonon still needs a lot of work, as do the applications which are going to use it. So, in the spirit of the previous KDE PIM meeting, Annahoeve in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, will again be visited by a group of KDE developers.
Germany's largest Free Software exhibition LinuxTag has opened today and runs until Saturday at Wiesbaden near Frankfurt. KDE is exhibiting on booth number 937a and will be showing off our plans for KDE 4 plus what's new in KDE 3.5 and KOffice 1.5. KDE related talks include Ariya Hidayat on KOffice, Sven Krohlas on amaroK and a workshop by Torsten Rahn and Daniel Molkentin on Qt 4.
April 16, 2006 was not just Easter Sunday, but also Cambodian New Year Day. Long Beach, California, which has one of the largest Cambodian communities outside of the country of Cambodia, celebrated the day with a parade and displays at a nearby park. KDE was there presented by a couple of local KDE users representing KhmerOS. KhmerOS is tasked with translating Free Software such as KDE into the Khmer language.
Last weekend, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting took place in Brussels. KDE was present there with a lot of developers, a devroom and several interesting talks. Among the speakers were Jonathan Riddell from the Kubuntu Distribution, Sebastian Kügler from the KDE's Marketing Working Group, Bart Coppens from the Krita development team and Raphael Langerhorst & Sander Koning from the KOffice teams.
Bart's Krita talk