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Wallpapers from Desktop Summit 2011 August 29, 2011

Posted by Vitor Boschi in uncategorized, vitor-planetkde.

Hello Planet!

I’ve published some wallpapers made from the pictures I took while in Berlin on kde-look.org, and more will come in the following days. Just search for the #ds2011 keyword.

Some samples:

Tiger (1920 x 1080)

Lilypad (1920 x 1080)

I’m a bit short in time, so I’m just publishing them in a single size, but I will provide them in other resolutions as well when time permits.



I’m going to Akademy 2012! August 26, 2011

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Humboldt University

Yeah, I know it’s a bit too early for this, but from this year’s experience at the Berlin Desktop Summit, I’m not going to miss the next Akademy.

So, I’m finally back home after the Desktop Summit! It was the first time I met most of the KDE devs and even had the opportunity to help a bit in the organisation of such a wonderful conference.

The location chosen was really nice: Berlin is a beautiful city, German people is very receptive (and helpful!) to foreigners, its transport system is a dream (specially if you compare to what we have here in Brasil, unfortunately), and one can easily get all kinds of food. Everything without knowing a single word in German!

Chani's lightning talk

The Humboldt University provided us with a good Internet connection and big rooms for the talks and for the hacking sessions and is located in the hearth of Berlin, with lots of historical buildings, pubs and restaurants nearby, making our stay in Berlin a pleasure. The conference featured a lot of high quality talks and, together with the workshops, BoF’s and experience exchange, gave everyone a nice overview of the projects we usually don’t know much (both in KDE and Gnome).

Thomas Thym talk about conflict management

Another good thing is that we had quite a lot of Brazilians attending the conference this year, so it looks like our local community is growing up \o/. Keep up, guys!

In the following picture, you can see (from left to right) Ufa, Camila Ayres, Filipe Saraiva, Aracele Torres, Lamarque Vieira and sitting on the floor you’ll find me.

Brazilians @ Berlin Desktop Summit

That was my first participation on a Desktop Summit/Akademy, but I’ll attend the next year’s Akademy for sure. It was a very valuable experience and interacting with/knowing the KDE people is really motivating. See you on Akademy 12!


KDE Community Working Group Meeting August 24, 2011

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The KDE Community Working Group is an awesome group that takes care of Communities, of course, but not just that. We try our best to make it a better and healthier place by using Pink Unicorn and Hugs.

And it was about time to have a meeting, and a meeting has ben called. It will be in the 18 September, at 8 p.m. UTC, in the #kde-cwg channel, please be there. it We also have an awesome wiki were all things related to the meeting should be.

So, if you like Communities, if you are a Community, If you dislike them, or if you are a fellow developer that likes want help in your app by means of a groovy team of community workers, be there.

Back on Track August 18, 2011

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After a little IDLE period, I’m back on hacking. a few updates from my away-from-code time:

– Organizing a new KDE-Coders group in the UniverCidade university;

– Talking with two *HUGE* companies that uses KDE for it’s image and interview ( not finished yet );

– Qt & KDE programming course in Rio de Janeiro;

– Qt & KDE programming course in São Paulo;

– Qt & KDE programming course in Bahia;

About 4.7 and rocs:

the 4.7 version of Rocs has another developer helping in, Andreas Cord Landwehr, A *TON* of new features and a *TON* of bugfixes.

New Features:

– Improved visualization now can handle much more nodes on screen

– New plugin for auto-generating a few types of graphs

– New plugin for auto-managing connections on the nodes

– List and Graph types reworked

– possibility to *not* use a color in graph.

– more than 100 bugs fixed compared to the 4.6 version

That’s all for a while, folks.