So, some (late) follow up about the doc hackfest which ended up Thursday evening. I finished a review of epiphany documentation and updated with the latest features and removing obsolete cruft. Now it’s on Kat’s hand for review, so I hope it’s going to reach soon git repository. however it remains a lot of thing to do for GNOME 3.12, a lot of applications appeared or were changed (like totem) in the 3.11 time-frame.
On Friday morning we (Kat, Dave, Ryan, Mike, Petr, Fred and me) left Norridge to go the yearly FOSDEM conference, (First time I crossed the Channel). Once arrived, I went with Fred Peters to the traditional French GNOMErs FOSDEM dinner.
And Saturday morning started the HUGE FOSDEM. We, at GNOME, did a pretty good job, I think. We had stickers (I still hear Tobias giving stickers to everyone passing by the booth :), tee-shirts, flyers, badges, Mallard stress balls (thanks to Shaun McCance), posters (printed by Kat) and our friendly love to GNOME project to share with people.
At the GNOME booth promoting at FOSDEM with Tobias, Alexandre Franke, Allan Day, Luis Meninas, Dave, Kat, Michael Hill, Tobias and Florian Mueller, Tuomas Kuosmanen, and so many many people.
Big thumb up for the marvelous Sri Ramkrishna had its flight delayed by one day and arrived just in time (2 hours before) to present its talk “Swimming with chum in shark infested waters GNOME 3 outreach in the modern age“.
I didn’t spend a lot of time in rooms as I stayed at the boot, but I went nevertheless to talks of Sri and also the one from the much-hated Lennart about kbus. I don’t understand such hate, Linux kernel deserves a good IPC system, and dbus proved the last 10 years to serve that purpose, and things won’t change that much it seems, just been better integrated and faster (due to less user/kernel space switches).
Saturday evening we went to the annual GNOME beer event hold at La Becasse, and the first floor was crowded, nice. Sunday was as good as saturday, a lot of people everywhere came by the booth. I picked some goodies, in various booths (a warn thanks to Fedora booth for the nice cap people gave me there), I was unable to properly close my bag as it was full :).
Things to improve: Having demos videos to show use cases, and latest features on a screen. I seen also LibreOffice had beautiful hoodies while cheap, we need to have that next year, I’ll have a look how much it would cost to us.
Thanks to the Foundation and all the people who worked for sponsoring me
Thanks to Kat and Dave for their hosting.
Thanks to all people I met, FOSDEM was fantastic. I left Brussels on sunday afternoon exhausted but so happy.