jannis at xfce.org
Sat Nov 15 15:01:27 CET 2008
On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:40:13 +0100
Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> 4.6 beta2 is out the door - let's do some thinking about taking
> part in FOSDEM 2009. Personally, I'd be happy to attend and it should
> be no problem for me at all.
> If enough people show their interest, do we want to apply for a
> developer room and do some talks about Xfce 4.6 (retrospectively) and
> 4.8 (involving brainstorming together)? We still have a few days to
> apply for one and I think it would be cool to do that.
> This raises the question what kind of talks we could do. Here's what I
> think might be worth a talk:
> - Introducing Xfce (what is it? how has it evolved over the years?
> who's Xfce? how is it shipped? etc.)
> Covering 4.6
> (The ideas below are somewhat inspired by
> - Introducing 4.6 (overview over new features and changes since 4.4)
> For developers
> - Xfconf
> - Xfce as a platform (overview over the libraries and usage examples
> e.g. for libxfce4menu)
> - Extending Xfce (covering Thunar and panel plugins)
> - Xfce for third parties
Oh, another important one:
- The Xfce development infrastructure or the answer to the question "How
to contribute/join Xfce?"
And maybe this one (more an internal discussion):
- Xfce (or Foo Projects) as a non-profit organization (what
ways are there to achieve this goal, how can we make it happen?)
> For users
> - Customizing Xfce (maybe in parallel with a live demonstration;
> including xfconf-query and xfce4-settings-editor)
> Covering 4.8
> - Feature preview
> - Brainstorming sessions on certain topics (not really a "talk")
> - Xfce release management (how has it evolved, how did it work in 4.6,
> what and how can things be improved, what's the release plan for
> Considering that many of us live in Western Europe quite close to
> Belgium I'm really optimistic that we can make this happen. So ...
> what do you think?
> - Jannis
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