what a busy day. after getting in at 2am from a karaoke bar that a good friend who doesn't karaoke but who enjoys drinking while i do dragged me to (kicking and screaming, i swear! ;) i got up at 6:30 to drive mahlah to work.
had a 1.5 hour phone conference, tons of things to do and what time i did have for KDE today was spent merging and testing patches and doing project management type stuff. it gave quite a "let's play manager" feel to the day.
kicker devel is galloping forward, the google "summer of coding" bounties are getting put together nicely (some very cool stuff there), the KDE developer bootcamp is also coming along ... so many good things.
we had an impromptu "how can we promote KDE bindings effectively" meeting on irc today. the notes i took out of it are interesting and really show what could be done. i really don't have time to do much with promotion of the bindings, but there are several others who seem to have the fire to do so, such as Thomas Zander and Richard Dale. i hope that fire translates into action, as KDE4 really needs to make language bindings a priority IMHO. the work being done on KJSEmbed4 is quite important, and having Java and Ruby bindings that ship as central components of KDE will be, too. what's primarily missing is marketing and support to get developers using the bindings. with quality apps developed with the bindings, we'll be able to make a good case for OS vendors to ship and install said bindings by default.
there are also a couple of surveys running right now, one over at os news polling for people's favourite x11 desktop environment and the first round voting in the linux journal 2005 readers' choice awards. head on over and register your support for KDE!
[Edit: the OS News poll is now closed. by my count it was up for around 6 hours? that's got to be one of the fastest internet polls i've seen in a while. not to mention those 6 hours were during the night in Europe. interesting. and by "interesting" i mean "lame". i wonder why it got pulled so quickly.]