Improving LoCo events
After introductory talks, the first session I went to was a community session on improving LoCo events. Considering we’re in Spain, the MA LoCo was overrepresented with both Martin and I there. He has a good writeup on the discussion.
There were two sessions on increasing apport coverage and adoption. The adoption session mostly concentrated on getting users to file bugs using apport rather than directly through the launchpad website. The main thing I took away from this talk is that it was unfortunately irrelevant because Kubuntu/KDE apps don’t use appport for the report a bug feature. This is the correct way to file a bug in Ubuntu. TODO: update the Kubuntu version of the documentation.
KDE 4.3 vs. Ayatana
There was a session where sebas presented the KDE system tray plans to Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical’s DX team. There was a lively discussion as to how that complements or conflicts with the Ayatana desktop experience project and what that project actually entails. The topic is controversial, but the practical question was whether it is worth implementing the message indicator planned for Ubuntu Karmic for KDE.
Kubuntu Development and Packaging
We had two sessions to plan Kubuntu Karmic that were somewhat productive. For the most part we just affirmed the points on the specs page. Discussion is still ongoing about the default IRC client and web browser. We are determined to get rid of KDE3 libs for Karmic, and are really hoping for KDE4 OpenOffice.org integration in time. Those who have looked at it so far were baffled by the codebase, so we need some help in this area.
The day ended with dinner with the Kubuntu guys and girl and Albert, a local KDE developer of Okular and poppler fame. He showed us to a nice restaurant, and I think everyone really enjoyed the meal. I should have forseen the delicious but small main course though.