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Mon, 08 May 2006

[OSDL-DAM-II] Topics covered here...

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 roots componized application idea)
  • build once / installation / sytem management / etc. (independent Software vendors want something like autopackage, but it should work...)
  • printing

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.

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Just came back from lunch

Now listening a bit about Waldo Bastians talk about Portland. 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.

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Interesting, whome you can meet here

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 ;)

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[OSDL-DAM-II] Small timewarp...

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 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?

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Tue, 02 May 2006

I really LOVE it, this happens!

Right now I'm sitting in a train. Again. This morning I traveled from my home near Frankfurt main to Munich, where the office of my employer is. My train was delayed gain by a Personenschaden (translation would be something personal injury; non polite versions of that phrase would be someone kissed a train). I could stay about 3 hours in the office, which means I'll need to do a lot of work tomorrow, so I should be there early in the morning.

But I'm not on my way to my favourite hotel in Munich or to aba (who's a nearly perfect host; his house just misses meals containing meat ;) I'm sitting in a train back to Frankfurt. And I can choose to either take a train back to Munich at 0:30 (or something similar), which will arrive between 05:00 and 06:00 AM (about 2 hours to early), or get up at 5:30 and take the first train back, and be at the office at around 10:00 (about two hours to late).

Either way this won't be a funny night. And that it's my own fault doesn't make me feel any better.

But I'm feeling okay. Because someone just recognized the logos on my notebook and my t-shirt and we had a nice conversation about open source. As you might imagine: I love it, if complete strange person recognize our project :)

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Tuttlingen / Germany. He works as IT manager (specialized on Unix and SAN/Storage) for an international automotive supplier.