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Harald, I and a few others
killed hugged a lot of Amarok bugs in Kubuntu today, in preperation for Hardy Heron, while having a lot of fun discussing the bugs on IRC, Mumble and Skype. Thanks everyone for participating.
And since this was so much fun we will be doing the same for bugs.kde.org on Saturday.
You can help us find the bugs in Bugzilla that need to be fixed before we can release Amarok 1.4.9. This will be the next stable release, so only bugfixes and no new features will be added.
Join us on Saturday (March 15th) in #amarok.meeting on freenode. We will be there to discuss and give free hugs 😉
Tobias already talked about it in his last blog entry. Now it is done.
After their interview with Harald Sitter the kubuntu-de folks continue their series of great interviews.
Enjoy the German or English version of the interview.
Damn I’d love to have one of these Konquis. Eckhart made me jealous at Cebit already 😉
I am back at home and have time and internet access again so I can finally blog about Cebit \o/ (Nothing beats coming home after a week with barely any internet access to a modem with an LED indicating no connection.)
We had a lot of fun at Cebit and it is always great to meet your favorite KDE people. But boy, the fairground is huge! And now you get to guess how much I saw of it during the week I have been there. 😉 Not much, right. I guess about 200m in each direction from the KDE and Amarok booth and a trip to the Novell and Microsoft booth which was in another building quite far away. Yea that’s about all I have seen I think. But who cares. I had fun and was able to show Amarok and KDE to a lot of people. I stopped counting how many times I answered the question “When will Amarok 2 be released?”. I think we will have to release something soon 😉
I was particularly impressed by a very clever girl (maybe 13 or 14 years old) who was at the Amarok booth asking questions. Nice to meet the next generation of geek girls.
It was a little sad to see how alien the concept of free software is to a lot of people at an event like this. (“And how do you make money with it?”). Well now they know what it is and why we do it. In the end I think it was a great success though since we were able to show a lot of visitors KDE 4 and Amarok 1.4 and 2, introduce new contributors to the team and got a few offerings that look very promising. Be prepared for some nifty new things in and around Amarok (assuming it all works out).
And of course some photos:
When we arrived and gave back our rented car my guys forced me to take a picture of another car at the car rental. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the uber geeky car:
Eckhart, me and Franz at one of the booth parties:
Harald and me at the Novell and Microsoft party (with free hugs *g*):
btw: Having internet access at the Amarok booth next time would rock 😉 Showing Amarok without it is a pain sometimes and takes away a lot of the wow effect.
A few weeks back I requested a mailinglist at freedesktop.org for cross distro collaboration. (The original purpose was having a list to discuss with other distros how they handle the whole ~/.kde vs. ~/.kde4 thing.) Unfortunately I never got a response and just stumbled upon the now created list at http://lists.freedesktop.org by chance.
It didnÂ´t really get any promo so not a lot of distro people are subscribed yet. Please change that now and make good use of the list!
If you are involved in a distro please ask the appropriate people to subscribe.
(@ fd.o people: I am still interested in helping to take care of the list if needed as I think it is important.)
Next week is Cebit time. Say hello to your favorite Amarok and KDE people at their booths or check out some of the talks 🙂