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KDE-Telepathy Sprint (aka Woshibon) 2 – Day 3

Today was sadly the last day of the sprint. We had some more discussion, a short course by grundleborg about unit tests, a short walk around Cambridge after launch and a lot of hacking. Moreover we decided the new features that hopefully will land in the next release. We have a list of 22 cool features that we we want to implement before the 8th of October (soft freeze for Tech Release 0.2). And this list doesn’t include the stuff implemented and all the bugs fixed after the 0.1 release. Unfortunately audio and video call won’t land in the next release due to dependency problems (but if you are brave enough you will be probably able to compile the dependencies and the audio call ui from the git repository), and Nepomuk integration and contact merging will be delayed some more. However we will have drag and drop of contacts from the contact list to the desktop, integration with kwallet (a little hackish for the moment but that’s all we can do until the secret service will be integrated in kde), a new auth-handler for handling passwords and ssl certificates, auto away and now playing system, desktop sharing with contacts, and much more. Finally we will have some small changes in the git repositories and we plan to release the 0.2 release both as a set tarballs (one per module) and as a single tarball to help packagers in their work. We really believe that the next release will be awesome!

A few conclusive random thoughts about the sprint:

  • We were the same number of people last year at the sprint. However in the last year the team gained several new important members!
  • Opening new bugs is something that grundleborg can do damn fast.
  • Sprints are really funny, and at the same time you get a lot of work done.
  • Help is always needed! If you want to contribute, please join us on #kde-telepathy
  • I won’t to wear the same shirt for the next sprint. (See here).
  • Brasil and Australia are really far.
  • Of course thanks again to Collabora and KDE e.V. for sponsoring the event.
  • Nepomuk shall not die! Please support trueg and the Nepomuk project!

P.S.: Visa is something that should be abolished.
P.P.S.: You don’t want to mess with Thor.

freesoftware, Kde, Planet

KDE-Telepathy Sprint (aka Woshibon) 2 – Day 2

Very busy day, lots of things to do, bugs to fix, new feature to implement…
But first of all thanks to Collabora and KDE e.V. for hosting and sponsoring the event and the pizza yesterday!

The morning started with several important stuff, discussions, etc. but around launch time the situation was this:

Almost all tasks and discussion completed!
Almost all tasks and discussion completed!

Of course nobody will ever be able to satisfy the last! (I’m kidding, thanks alin for testing and reporting bugs :D)

In the afternoon we started implementing some of the features that we are planning for 0.2 release and we got some impressive results!

  • nwoki fixed the audio call
  • d_ed (also known as “the release manager”) implemented drag and drop of contacts to plasma desktop
  • mck182 implemented the auto away system
  • woshibon is now the official name for KDE-Telepathy sprints
Woshibon group photo
Woshibon group photo

We had dinner at an indian restaurant and mck182 definitely ate something too spicy for him

Vindaloo is too spicy for mck182
Vindaloo is too spicy for mck182

At the moment the hacking is still going on in the lobby of our hotel, 5 people are connected to the internet using d_ed’s android phone as an access point… that’s cool!

Tomorrow is the last day of the sprint and the list of the new features in the 0.2 technical release should be available before the end of the day, hopefully together with some new features and perhaps a screencast?

freesoftware, Kde, Planet

KDE-Telepathy Sprint 2 – Day 1

KDE-Telepathy Sprint 2 is officially started!
Everyone is so excited that we came to Collabora office too early and we were locked out! So while waiting someone started hacking…

Hacking outside Collabora office
Hacking outside Collabora office

Someone else spent his time in other ways…

d_ed juggling bananas outside Collabora office
d_ed juggling bananas outside Collabora office

Today we covered several topics and a lot of decision were taken:

  • Nepomuk
  • Licensing
  • CMake
  • Git
  • Logo and missing icons
  • Libraries/git submodules
  • GStreamer and Farsight
  • Chat UI Plugins
  • Launch and dinner

And most important of all:

  • Releasing Tech Preview KDE-Telepathy 0.2

This release still won’t be including any Nepomuk integration and will be mostly for the hundred of bug fixes shipped after the 0.1 release + some new cool feature.
This is the plan:

  • 18 September: Feature freeze! That means that we will decide all the features and the components that will be decided at the sprint. We will start the 0.2 branch on all the repositories
  • 8 October: “Big” Freeze (Strings will be frozen, translators will be able to start the translation, etc)
  • 30 October: Release

If you want to know more about what is happening at the sprint you can find some more pictures of the sprint here (I will continue to update it) and you can Follow real time updates #kdetpsprint on twitter and status.net


P.S. A big hug to vHanda who wasn’t able to join us because of visa problems… That sucks!


EDIT: More pictures by mck182 here

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KDE-Telepathy Sprint 2 – Day 0

KDE-Telepathy isn’t officially started yet, but most of the team is already here, in Collabora office in Cambridge.

We have a very long Agenda for the sprint, and more todos are now on the whiteboard therefore all the people already started hacking.

Almost everyone is already at work
Almost everyone is already at work

While waiting for other people we also played the analogical version of KHangMan, also known as Hangman, but nobody managed to figure out this one:

G_O_E? We couldn't figure this out
G_O_E? We couldn't figure this out

Looks like it will be a pretty interesting sprint! Stay tuned.