Long-time Slashdot reader JRiddell writes: A unique coming together of open source communities is happening in Berlin over the next week. QtCon brings together KDE, Qt, VLC and FSF-E to discuss free software, open development, community management and proprietary coding.
19.12.2016 QtCon Videos On-line We’re delighted all the QtCon talks have now been released, thanks to the hard work of the folks at KDE. Many KDABians attended QtCon and contributed to the unique new Qt event we co-created in Berlin, the summer of 2016, along with Qt Contributors, KDE Akademi, VideoLan and FSFE. KDAB was Gold sponsor at QtCon along with The Qt Company and ran a training day before the event that showed our commitment to supporting not just Qt at the leading edge but also C++, OpenGL, CMake and more, at a fraction of the usual cost. But our contribution to the program was the most notabl...12.09.2016 A circle closes… At Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin I did my first presentation on Wayland and presented the idea of Wayland to the KDE community and explained to the KDE community how we are going to port to Wayland. This year at QtCon in Berlin I was finally able to tell the KDE community that the port is finished and that our code is ready for testing. In 2011 I used a half hour slot to mostly present the differences between X11 and Wayland and why we want Wayland. In addition I presented some of the to be expected porting steps and what we will have in the end. This year I only used a 10 min lightning talk s...21.04.2008 Adriaan de Groot (adridg): Recovery procedures A hacking sprint like we had in Berlin takes some recovery -- this is common to sprints, as you might see by reading either Chani's or Aaron's "I'm tired" posts after the Plasma sprint in Milan last week. I think it was a good week for sprinting. Maybe Paul will put up some charts showing the kind of productivity effects the different sprints had on their respective projects. I know it felt good to be together in a small group hacking towards a shared goal that, we could articulate over beer and food. Recovery after such an event takes a few days. I didn't even have to change timezones but I'...17.05.2012 openSUSE at LinuxTag Berlin 2012, SUSE Hiring! Heya!It's almost that time: in one week LinuxTag opens its doors! Courtesy of your friends at Fedora and openSUSE, there will be 'Beefy Miracle' hotdogs and 'Old Toad' beer. And together with the numerous other projects we bring you talks about Linux and new Free/Open Source technologies, interesting people to talk to and lots of fun and party!Cool stuff in the booth area, BEER AND HOTDOGS!This year, openSUSE & Fedora gang up to both support you, the visitors, and LinuxTag, our gracious hosts. We'll hand out 'Old Toad' beer and 'Beefy Miracle' hotdogs for a small donation (€1 per item) t...29.04.2008 Holger Freyther (zecke): Looking back at Guademy I have attended WebKit and the Qt integration, produced some Qt 4.4. While preparing the slides I was in a constant wow mode. It is incredible what the Trolls added to Qt 4.4. It was probably a bit too much but it highlights what a team of excellent programmers can achieve when they focus on a common goal. Qt developers keep on rocking!It was nice to catch up with some of my fellow KDE developers, see some GNOME developers, talk with local developers. I think events like the Guadec are really helpful, not only you can catch up with developers from your village, but also to see people from othe...21.09.2015 Round tables: “Open Source and Software Patent Non-Aggression, European Context”, Warsaw & Berlin, October 2015 Successful collaboration, Open Source license compliance and innovation management go hand-in-hand for large and small innovators. FSFE and Open Invention Network, with the participation of the Legal Network and the Asian Legal Network, are inviting to round table events with presentations and panel discussion of industry and community speakers, titled Open Source and Software Patent Non-Aggression, European Context. The events will be held in Berlin on 21 October and in Warsaw on 22 October. Attendance is limited – please confirm your attendance before October 1...11.07.2016 Multi-screen woes in Plasma 5.7 With Plasma 5.7 we promised improved multi-screen support. While we achieved that, some users are still experiencing issues. This is unfortunate and our users have all the reasons to be disappointed with us. We are working very hard to fix the issues which have been reported to us since the release. But there are many situations where users blame us for issues not under our control. With this blog post I want to describe some of the problems we got reported and explain them. Display hardware key not working In Bug 365147 a user reported that the notebook hardware key does not work. This is rat...05.09.2017 QtLocation 5.9 With Qt 5.9, the QtLocation module has received a substantial amount of new features, as briefly summarized in the release post. The goal of this post is to provide additional details about what’s now possible with QtLocation 5.9. Rotating and tilting maps One long-standing limitation of the built-in tile renderer was the inability to draw rotated or tilted maps and map items. We finally removed this limitation, and in 5.9 maps as well as the map items added to them can be rotated and tilted. This also applies to MapQuickItems, which can be tilted by setting the appropriate zoomLevel val...30.08.2016 Kdenlive in Berlin Kdenlive 16.08.0 was released a few weeks ago and we are now preparing the bugfix 16.08.1 release that will be tagged on the 5th of September. In the recent weeks I have not been able to spend much time on Kdenlive. Hopefully, in a few days I will be in Berlin for Akademy, which is always a great opportunity to move forwards. For everyone interested in discovering Kdenlive, discussing about your successes or problems with it, or if you want to get involved, feel free to join the Kdenlive’s BoF session on Monday, 5th of September. Jean-Baptiste Mardelle 07.05.2008 Ellen Reitmayr (el): Talk at BeLUG (Berlin - May 7) On May 7, I will give a presentation about the impact of usability at the Berlin Linux User Group (BeLUG). Along examples from KDE and Gnome, I will illustrate the effects of a project vision and user research. What: BeLUG e.V., Lehrter Str. 53, 12557 Berlin When: Wednesday, May 7. 18.00.