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freedesktop Summit

This is a joint technical meeting for those involved in the "desktop infrastructure" layer of the major free software desktops.

The two high level goals of this meeting:

* improve compatibility (in the sense that applications designed for one desktop will run well under another)
* improve sharing of platform-level components

The format of the event is unconference style, with ad hoc many-to-many discussions. The number of participants from each desktop is intentionally limited to encourage cross-desktop discussion.

2013

The first freedesktop Summit is being held in Nuremberg, Germany from April 11 to 16, 2013.

Agenda

This is a technical meeting.

Following is a rough list of topics that people have expressed interest in discussing at the summit. The list here should serve to give an idea of the flavour of the event -- the exact topics to be discussed will be decided based on interest once we are there (and will probably be expanded throughout the week).

Please expand this list if there is something you'd like to see discussed.

  • D-Bus for launching applications
  • extensions to desktop files to support above
  • new notification specification (including timed notifications for non-running apps)
  • desktop file cache
  • storing the size of the trash directory
  • using gettext for desktop file translation
  • localized entries, env vars support, supported protocols, and relative paths, in desktop files
  • default application preference order (per mimetype)
  • application bundles
  • session protocols (power management integration, inhibit, etc).
  • application state saving
  • unified inhibition API
  • shutting down applications
  • mime spec: private inheritance
  • Gnome Shell's Application Menu: use in non-gtk applications?
  • Extra keys in Desktop Actions
  • Intents: Service types for applications
  • xdg-tools status and future

Venue

Weekdays venue

The venue for wekkdays is the offices of SUSE in Nuremberg.

  • SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
  • Maxfeldstrasse 5
  • 90409 Nuernberg Germany
  • Link to map

At SUSE reception ask for Will Stephenson, Agustin Benito or Ludwig Nussel.

Weekend venue

The venue for weekend is Universit├Ąt Erlangen-N├╝rnberg, Dutzendteichstra├če 24 90478 N├╝rnberg, Germany.

How to get there?

From the hotel

  1. Walk by the city wall to the tram stop Tiergartnertor (tram line 4).
    1. Buy the ticket in the station and ticket in the tram
  2. Step out in the following station, called Hallertor and take the tram from line number 6
  3. Step out in the station you must go the the tram station called Dutzendteich (the one before the last stop)
  4. Walk back 3 minutes and you get to the University building.

Hotel

Due to a local event in Nuremberg, SUSE company hotel cannot afford everybody everyday. It has been notified to the participants by mail the dates and hotel assigned. The hotels adresses are:

Burghotel N├╝rnberg

  • Adresse: Lammsgasse 3, Mitte, N├╝rnberg, 90403 Deutschland
  • Telefon: +49 (0) 911 238890
  • E-Mail-Adresse: info@burghotel-nuernberg.de

B&B Hotel N├╝rnberg-City

  • Address: Frauentorgraben 37 90443 N├╝rnberg
  • Telefon: +49 (0)911 / 3 78 51 -0
  • Telefax: +49 (0)911 / 3 78 51 -4 44
  • E-Mail: nuernberg-city@hotelbb.com
  • Web

AZIMUT hotel (SUSE company hotel)

  • Address: Kaulbachstrasse 1 90408, Germany
  • Tel: +49 (0)911 36570
  • Web link

Map link

From Azimut to the airport

  1. Take the U-bahn line 3 in Kaulbachplatz station direction Gustav Aldolf Strasse
  2. Step out in Rathenauplatz
  3. Take U-bahn line 2 to Flughafen (airport) in the same plattform.

It takes about 30 minutes.

From Azimut to Haupanhof Station (Central station)

  1. Take the U-bahn line 3 in Kaulbachplatz station direction Gustav Aldolf Strasse
  2. Step out in Haupanhof
  3. Go from the U-Bahn station to the Train station through the underground path (2 min. walk)

It takes about 15 min.

Events

Probably we will take one of the weekend days off to see the city. More info coming soon.

Sponsorship

Aside from the venue and the hotel rooms, there is no centrally organised sponsorship. As of now, attendees are expected to cover their own travel expenses (possibly by way of their employer or foundation). We may be able to get additional funding (particularly for those who do not have an employer or foundation to sponsor them).

Attendees

Name Arrives Area of Interest Roomie?
Ryan Lortie 2013-04-10 06:55, UA 119 (@FRA) GLib, D-Bus Lars
Lennart Poettering Will attend Thu/Fri systemd, GNOME, ... Kay
Kay Sievers ditto ditto Lennart
Debarshi Ray 11 - 16 GNOME -
David Faure 12 (noon) - 16 (noon) Desktop files, trash, mimetypes, app startup, KDE -
Dario Freddi 12 - 15 Notifications, inhibition, KDE Àlex
Àlex Fiestas 11 - 16 hardware/system stuff, KDE Dario
Will Stephenson 11 - 16 KDE -
Jerome Leclanche 11 - 14 Razor -
Petr Vanek 12 - 14 Razor, german beer -
Lars Uebernickel 2013-04-10 Unity, GNOME Ryan
Stef Walter 2013-04-15 GNOME Stef

Sponsors

SUSE

Agreements

D-Bus for launching applications

extensions to desktop files to support above

new notification specification

desktop file cache

storing the size of the trash directory

using gettext for desktop file translation

localized entries, env vars support, supported protocols, and relative paths, in desktop files

default application preference order (per mimetype)

application bundles

session protocols (power management integration, inhibit, etc).

application state saving

unified inhibition API

shutting down applications

mime spec: private inheritance

Gnome Shell's Application Menu: use in non-gtk applications?

Extra keys in Desktop Actions

Intents: Service types for applications

xdg-tools status and future