i only got 3 hours of sleep last night due to not getting in until after midnight, not being able to get to sleep immediately and then having to get up at 07:00. meh.
there were nearly 25 people in the lsb meeting today from a good range of linux-facing open source interests ranging from the linux distros (red hat, novell, mandriva, debian) to desktops (kde, gnome) to accessibility to ISVs to printing (openprinting.org) and multimedia (mas, helix) developers to free standards group members to IHVs (intel, ibm) to open source luminaries (john hall). we covered a fearsome number of items today, the intent of which was to get the issues facing the desktop that impact the lsb (and vice versa) out on the table.
ensuring all the relevant kde perspectives were represented and keeping up with the deluge of information the others presented has left my brain howling "enough!" or, in the words of monty python, "my brain's full". otherwise, so far so good =)
tomorrow is the more open "problem solving" session. i'll be writing up a full summary of the event and posting for all the kde people to read over the weekend. some highlights include dbus being recognized as important, the portland project looming large on many fronts (including having the xdg-utils put on the table for LSB adoption), how phonon is becoming a role model in many people's mind for multimedia approaches (it was mentioned several times) and the hightened awareness of Qt/KDE's adoption of technology and the role we are playing in the ecosystem.
as we wrap up i look forward only to the evening, however. tonight i'm probably going to hit a free concert happening outdoors down the street with john "j5" palmieri of dbus fame until the usenix people are done dinner at which point we're meeting up for refreshments.
and then it's sleep, sleep, sleep .. yeah ... sleeeeeeep.
today also gave me a chance to rebuild my kde4 checkout and toy with a few things. along the way i loaded a few pictures in tabs in konqi that were slight variations on each other. i figured that by switching tabs in sequence i could achieve a "poor man's" animation. enter dcop.
i=1; n=1; while true; do dcop `dcop konqueror-12389 konqueror-mainwindow#1 action activate_tab_0$n` activate; let n=$n+$i; if [ $n -ne 2 ]; then let i=$i*-1; fi; sleep 0.2; done
j5 thought it was cute and i got a few moments of entertainment out of it.