It’s Friday again already and the longest week of my life is over. It’s certainly been one of the most inspiring. Seeing nearly thirty expert KDE developers hammering out reams of code, artwork and design all over the workspace and further down the stack at all hours has been thrilling and has kept me serving their needs better than any amount of caffeine.
Now Tokamak 4 is over. The last few visitors are leaving and I’ve been calling taxis, tidying out the offices and dismantling networks. I’m looking forward to seeing the results in improvements to KDE SC 4.5. Yesterday we made a series of short videos explaining what we’ve been working on that will be published over the course of next week.
Observant readers of this blog’s title will notice that I haven’t deleted the build system. I’ve learned a lot about organising a large developer sprint and as part of our openSUSE Boosters’ strategy we expect to be hosting more such developer meetings for upstream projects in order to make improvements directly to the software we distribute. We strongly believe that using our facilities to allow upstream to do the great things they want to do creates benefits both for openSUSE, and in a snowball effect for the wider Free Software universe. So I’m documenting what works and what doesn’t on the openSUSE wiki in order to make next sprint we host here come off even more successfully and smoothly.
As for me, I’m looking out the window at a Bavarian lake and taking it easy this weekend. As always, Have A Lot Of Fun…