The Desktop Summit's over for another year. Berlin was great, the parties were good (thanks to Intel and Collabora!), and it was good to see everyone again — and also meet some new people. My thanks, as always, go to the GNOME Foundation for arranging and sponsoring my accommodation.
Unfortunately, the Summit wasn't all parties and sightseeing. We managed to belatedly push out folks 0.6, with Travis putting in far too much of his holiday time to tar it all up. Raúl somehow got away with sneaking off and doing interesting things with the Sugar people instead.
My libgdata BoF went down well, with a reasonable amount of interest in pushing libgdata's support for Google Documents forward, for use by both GNOME Documents and Zeitgeist. I'll get round to tidying up and pushing forward with the libgdata 0.12 roadmap in the near future.
I'm looking forward to being the lucky recipient of a load of GSoC patches to review for using GXml in libgdata. I love reviewing patches.
A Coruña next year!
Just a quick bit of promotion: anyone who's interested in libfolks or libgdata, both as users or developers, should come along to the BoF sessions for them on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
- libfolks hacking BoF: meeting at 10:00 on Tuesday (2011-08-09) in the lobby in front of Kinosaal. We'll then relocate to a yet-to-be-revealed room with tables and things.
- libgdata roadmap BoF: 13:00–14:00 on Wednesday (2011-08-10) in room 1.405/1.
Following on from group/category support, I've just merged support for setting and retrieving avatars/photos on Google Contacts from Evolution. There are still a few rough edges, but hopefully I'll get time to tidy those up before GNOME 3.2.
I'll be arriving on the 5th, spending a day hurriedly seeing absolutely everything there is to see in Berlin, then diving into the conference on Saturday. I'm leaving on the 12th.
For anybody interested in contacts, meta-contacts, individuals, personas and inventing words to make your software sound more impressive, there's a folks BoF happening at some point on Wednesday (not Thursday as the schedule says, since Travis has to leave beforehand). More details will follow, hopefully, in the libfolks talk on Saturday, 11:20–11:50 in Room 2002.