Mon, 08 May 2006
Never be trustfull and think that wireless will work!
Now we splitted in smaller groups and could have normal no wireless lan, if I had a cable! Which I didn't brought, since I thought, that surely in big company like IBM (hosting OSDL's DAM-2 meeting) they will have working wireless...
Currently me mostly concentrate on the following topics:
- Portland Project (xdg-utils)
- Sound / Multimedia
- Desktop Standards (LSB)
- SODA arch (just showed by Tom Schwaller, some kind of
back to the rootscomponized application idea)
- build once / installation / sytem management / etc. (independent Software vendors want something like autopackage, but it should work...)
PS: I would like to add, that I'm not flooding planet again; but the wireless lan broke down, so you'll get severall of my blogs at the same time; I'm taking notes through this and thought they might be interesting for someone.
Now listening a bit about Waldo Bastians talk about
Interesting stuff, didn't knew something like that was planed. Other topics
discussed here: Printing, Wireless, Sound and Multimedia and Desktop Standards.
Other topic mentioned: Non distributable firmwares. I thought till now, that's mainly a problem Debian is interested in. Most common solution: Distribute that and wait for lawyers to come :(
Well, at least we could find some additional power bars.
I think I don't need to mention the usual suspects like Kurt Pfeifle and
LinuxPrinting Tim. And even one I just flamed for not delivering his
paper for DebConf in time: Alvaro Lopez Ortega. As already mentioned, he'is
quite interested in creating a
best of both worlds system. OpenSolaris
kernel and Debian userland / tools. Encouraged him to continue and got some
tipps for sun protection for Mexico in return ;)
Greeting from OSDLs
Desctops Architects Meeting II in Mainz, where I'm
honoured to represent the Debian Project. Not much to say till now; we just
started with an introduction round... but after 40 short introductions of
people, I already forgot the first ones.
Personal note: I used to be stationed here in Mainz during my military service so many years ago... Actually: I used the same train station this morning than I did during those days. I nearly went the wrong way to my old barracks... but it was some kind of strange, unfamiliar. E.G. they started to dig an old roman theatre when I was the last time there, now they are nearly finished. Looks impressive... I never saw the beatifull side of Mainz (which might be related to the problem, that I always hated to be here during those days).
Oh, break. I need to go; will blog more interesting stuff later.
Oh, BTW: One bigger point of discuss here are standards, especially LSB and freedesktop.org and what people expect from their next releases. I have just a very general knowledge of them and feel some kind of week about that topic... What do we expect from them?