akademy is done. wow, what a week!
yesterday we had the last set of lightening talks and again some very cool technologies were shown. it looks like the dream of having a usable, powerful and beautiful universal viewer for kde4 is a reality with okular. it isn't the only "universal viewer" (which is different than a "universal component embedder") out there, but it is the most complete and beautiful one i've seen. it's also pretty damn fast. there are some ui bugs still apparent in it, so thankfully there are some months before kde4 ;)
the global roaming, organs identity ui system and gamefu (think amarok for console emulators) were also fun ...
today those who are left (many are already on their way home) are sitting around mostly quietly hacking. this is interesting because much of the past week was crammed full of BoF's, meetings and what not... we had a lot of communication to do and that cut into the hacking time. as kde takes on bigger problems with more finesse and expands into taking care of things we've neglected more than we should have such as our websites we have more need to coordinate.
to catch up this slack i'll be working with knut, the new-ish trolltech community manager, and others in the community to pull together 5-7 developer meetings over the next year. each will be focussed on a topic and aim to build on the coordination of akademy with code (or whatever the deliverable of the group is).
in any case, right now i feel like crap. i caught someone's flu and feel slightly eviscerated right now. flying home tomorrow will be fun(tm).