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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GNU Classpath hacker room at FOSDEM 2006
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 03:50:41 GMT
I'll definitely be there - thanks for the note, Mark.

Will you let us in the GNU Classpath hacker room though?  :)

geir

On Nov 14, 2005, at 11:33 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Like the last couple of years we want to come together with all the
> projects around GNU Classpath and the various free runtimes, compiler
> and tool projects to discuss what has happened in the last year in the
> Free Software community and what the next year will bring us during
> FOSDEM.
>
> The 6th edition of FOSDEM (Free and Opensource Software Developers'
> European Meeting) will take place on February 25+26 2006 in Brussels
> (Belgium), at the Solbosch Campus of the ULB (Free University of
> Brussels). FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event for the community
> and organized by the community. See http://www.fosdem.org/
>
> We were thinking of the following setup:
>
> - Saturday from 13:00 to 17:30 - "End-User talks" presentations to
> promote what we all build together to a wider audience that might have
> heard of what we do, but haven't actually seen it in action/put
> together. We might also want to have a "lightning" hour with lots of
> quick Demos of applications running on a completely free stack (5 - 10
> minutes per demo).
>
> - Sunday from 09:00 to 12:30 - "Developer talks" presentations of  
> things
> that are in progress and that people want to explain in more depth to
> get developers of the other projects to join in a share the fun.
>
> - Sunday from 13:00 to 17:30 - "The Future" hard core interactive
> technical hacker discussions on how to integrate the projects more and
> move forward in the next year.
>
> Arnaud Vandyck, Dalibor Topic, Mark Wielaard, Michael Koch and and Tom
> Tromey will be our "program committee" this year. If you would like to
> present something, have an idea for a demo or discussion topic please
> let us know at fosdem-at-developer.classpath.org Please mention the
> title, a little abstract, which track and whether you want to do a  
> quick
> demo, a short 30 min talk or full hour talk (we prefer 30 minute talks
> to give everybody a chance to present something). Deadline for  
> proposals
> is December 18, so you have a month to think of something cool.  
> Then we
> make sure to have some kind of "formal program" at the start of  
> January.
>
> Examples of presentations and reports from previous years:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/events/escape_fosdem05.html
> http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/events/fosdem04.html
>
> Some ideas for interesting topics:
> - Free Swing - The Demo!
> - Your GNU/Linux distro and the free runtimes - package overview.
> - From 0 to 100 in 15 Minutes: Getting started with GNU Classpath
>   development using Eclipse, JamVM, Mauve, and the ChangeLog plugin!
> - Integrating with Objectweb through native-(gcj)-JOnAS
> - Writing OpenOffice.org plugins using a free software stack.
> - Using GNU Classpath/gcj/kaffe for games
> - Using free runtimes on Wine and other win32 environments
> - Embedding GNU Classpath in web browsers and support for JNLP
>   - Security Auditing!
> - 1.5 language support in GNU Classpath, gcjx and the free runtimes
> - GNU Classpath/OSGi/J2ME/Library splitting and trimming
> - Harmony through interfacing.
> - Beyond JAPI: what is needed to "really finish" GNU Classpath
>   Or, "Beyond Java" -- what we can do when we finish 1.5.
>   Or more generally some kind of presentation about development
>   metrics: bug rates, rates of change in japi/lines of code/tests,
>   email volume, stuff like that.
> - Debugging, JDWP development efforts.
> - etc.
>
> Hope to see you in Brussels on February 25 and 26 2006,
>
> Arnaud, Dalibor, Mark, Michael and Tom
>
> -- 
> Escape the Java Trap with GNU Classpath!
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/java-trap.html
>
> Join the community at http://planet.classpath.org/
>

-- 
Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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