Fwd: Interest in a KDE Distro BoF?

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Fri Jul 6 01:23:15 UTC 2018

I'm going!


On 07/05/2018 05:19 PM, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> Hello folks, I'm going to Akademy! Tickets are bought, accomodations
> are booked, and funding is applied for.  Now it's time to plan how to
> support Kubuntu there. Who else is going? If you have registered, you
> are on the attendees list and got the below. If not, please register
> now: https://akademy.kde.org/2018
> I've signed myself up for the BoF below, and hope that some of the
> rest of you will be there as well. So far there is only one other
> person signed up.
> https://community.kde.org/Akademy/2018/KDE_Distro_BoF_Lightning_Talks
> What are the important points I should cover, or would someone else
> prefer to do the talk?
> Valorie
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>
> Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:13 PM
> Subject: Interest in a KDE Distro BoF?
> To: akademy-attendees at kde.org
> Hi,
> I would be interested in hosting a BoF for KDE distros, i.e., GNU/Linux
> distributions or distribution remixes focusing on Plasma and on KDE/Qt
> applications (e.g.: KDE Neon, Kubuntu, Netrunner, OpenSUSE, KaOS, Kannolo,
> etc. (list in arbitrary order and with no expectation of completeness)).
> Please note that this is my first time trying to organize a track at any
> conference, so please bear with me if I ask the wrong questions.
> My concept would look as follows:
> 1. A lightning talk session where every KDE distribution can present itself in a
>     few minutes and talk about the choices and experiences made. Of course,
>     Plasma need not be the only desktop environment on the distribution to fit in
>     into this session, but other desktop environments should not be the focus of
>     the presentation. (If we can get a video projector ("beamer") in the seminar
>     room, that would be nice, otherwise we'll have to be content with the
>     blackboard/whiteboard.) These presentations may also be interesting (to
>     listen to) to non-distribution people (KDE developers and even users).
> followed by
> 2. A common open discussion (classic BoF) round where we can all talk together
>     and share experiences and solutions. And I really mean "all" here: even if
>     you just package some KDE application for a non-KDE distribution, you may
>     still contribute to the discussion. Only the space constraints of the room
>     shall limit attendance.
> The topics of interest are:
> * building a distribution, either from scratch or by choosing an upstream
>    distribution to "remix",
> * packaging KDE software (Plasma, KDE Applications) for distributions,
> * building a user experience: customizations to Plasma, choice of applications
>    (e.g., Falkon vs. Firefox, minimal vs. complete default application choice,
>    etc.),
> * challenges encountered that may be of interest to other distributions.
> My questions are:
> * Is there interest in this?
> * How many KDE distribution people will be present at Akademy? I see KDE Neon
>    has enough people to do a dedicated BoF, and there is me from Kannolo, what
>    other distros are coming? Are there distro packagers from the Akademy sponsors
>    (i.e., from Netrunner, Kubuntu and OpenSUSE) coming? And anyone else?
> * So, as per the above, should I reserve some remaining slot(s) for it?
> * If yes, what day and time would you prefer? I would go for some time on
>    Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday even though slots are filling up on these days
>    because more people will still be there and because Thursday and Friday also
>    have the trainings.
> * Is the format sound? Would you rather jump straight to informal discussion? Or
>    would you even rather make this a pure talk session? (I figured a mix of both
>    is probably the best to make everybody happy, but there may be other ideas.)
> Kind regards,
>          Kevin Kofler

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