KDE Arrives in Glasgow for aKademy 2007

This evening KDE developers from around the world arrived in Scotland's largest city Glasgow for their annual KDE World Summit. The week long meeting will see over 250 delegates from KDE and our partners discuss and hack on the world's original Free Software desktop. Tonight the local team have been busy settings up the network, videos and other infrastructure for the attendees who are busy in the student bar below the building. The first photos have been arriving on the internet.

Livingston Tower in the centre back, the week's venue.

Some of the local team.


They should probably upload them to some online image sharing site and tag them consistently (akademy / kde4 / akademy2007) for grouping. :-)

By Roy Schestowitz at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

And don't forget a license. Journalists that want to report about aKademy will also want to use photos of us cute gearheads. Having some good photos available under an unrestrictive license helps them covering is.

By Sebastian Kügler at Mon, 2007/07/02 - 5:00am

Man I wish I was there! Next year work for you Jonathan? :) Have fun everyone, and make sure you leave me a little bit to work on!

By Richard Johnson at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

I'm really sorry I can't attend this year's Akademy. Does anybody know if there will be videos and where will be hosted?

By albert at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

Really hoping the audio will be better this year :/

By Peter at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

Explanation: Audio issues last year
-Clipping so bad that you couldn't understand the voice: watch the VU meter and listen to the recording occasionally. Clipping could happen earlier in the chain.
-Sometimes the microphone was too far away from people who talked
-Line noise: filter it out using notch filters.

By Andreas at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

The talks are recorded on video so they will be available some time later.

By binner at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

I wish I had known about this, I live in glasgow and would have loved to have seen it.

By Pazy at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

Oh well you could just drop by, I doubt anyone would complain.

By Mark Kretschmann at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

Milestone: Alpha2 Release

Date: 27 June 2007

ehemm, where is the second alpha?

By bert at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

Check http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Schedule

'tagging' is different from a release. It usually takes at least a week to roll the tagged snapshot into a release. This time is used for some testing and other preparations (packagers like to have some time as well).

By Sebastian Kuegler at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

The Alpha2 will be source only -- without translations.

But all KDE releases are source-only releases? At least officially??

By semsem at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

They are. The non-"source-only releases" are about waiting one week to give packagers time to create packages. Alpha 2 is waiting for a good announcement day (which week-ends are simply not).

By binner at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am


Netherlands -> Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire

France -> Polynésie française

South Africa -> Kwazulu-Natal, Buffels Bay

Brazil -> Paraty, Porto de Galinhas, Fortaleza

Australia -> Scarborough Beach (the best white sand surf beach in the world)


By I don't know my name at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

If you think Scarborough Beach is the best white sand surf beach in Australia you really need to take a trip to Queensland :) Why not take a tropical beach that's in the tropics?

By strider at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

german only... but it seems there might be some problems at the airport...


By me at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

By anon at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

i dont think the english people memorize they are in war...

you cant kill people somewhere and go sleeping @ home without getting it back.. here you get it :)

so taking the dot to a politicaly theme.. :/

By getit at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

>here you get it :)

It seems you are smiling, having fun, eh?
Let's hope none of your relatives gets hurt in a crossfire of "get them - get them back - get them hard - get them harder.

By getthemback at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

Would be great if the presentations could be put online timeley. I'm dying for information, and there's no blog so far either!

By Phase II at Sat, 2007/06/30 - 5:00am

that's actually an awesome idea! i second that!

By me at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

does anyone know why no one blogs?

By me at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

no network until now... :D

By Jos Poortvliet at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

Just as the title.
God bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By yuanjiayj at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

At least on some people: http://troy-at-kde.livejournal.com/3469.html
Makes me wonder if the aKademy is actually happening at all, but let's hope it's only a minor disturbance and most things go all right.

By ode at Sun, 2007/07/01 - 5:00am

We actually worried a bit about Troy, and it's a good thing that he's alright. It seems no other KDE people were affected by the incident, at least not at arrival. Those who depart today are still likely to get some nice delays, but aKademy is running great - we even have internet now :)

By Jakob Petsovits at Mon, 2007/07/02 - 5:00am