The decision was made to file off some remaining sharp edges from libplasma and then move it into kdelibs on November 1. However, I was thrown a few curve balls this week in the form of some schedule changes due to things maturing quicker than I expected.
Instead of being around the house working on Plasma next week, I'm going to be in London on Monday for meetings and then off to Finland until the end of the work week. That means that the two weeks I thought I'd have to spend with the team finalizing the couple remaining bits of libplasma API is cut short. As of today I'm busy doing meeting agendas, presentations, organizing the house for my departure and what not.
We did manage to get ToolTipManager reviewed and polished, though, thanks in no small part to our resident API reviewer (aka "API slave driver" ;) Kevin Ottens and there's some final work being done with Corona with regards to screen geometry management (more on that and Kephal in a later blog report), but we still have Service and AbstractRunner to finish out. At this point, I'm not sure I'm going to get to these things before I fly out and the odds of having the concentration time needed to go through such things during the week I'm on the road are low.
So, depending on how things go over the next few days and what the rest of the Plasma team decides, we may end up pushing back the plans by a week. That would still put us well within the time frame of the feature part of the cycle, with hard freeze not up until mid November. Of course, the rest of the team may be able to pick up the slack in my absence, but everyone's pretty busy already so it would be quite understandable if they don't. Or I might end up with lots of hacking time at night in Finland, who knows. I'll let kde-core-devel know what's up before I fly out Sunday evening in any case.
This also leads me look at November 9th as the first Saturday that I could do a videocast. I'd like the first one to be at least somewhat decent (aka not me running around in airports or whatever) and be realistically able to follow it up with one the following week. So I've tentatively set the time for my first videocast for November 9th at 19:00 UTC. It'll be recorded and downloadable later, but that time was the "prime time" slot according to the web poll so many of you took the time to graciously fill out. It also works out nicely because the next two biggest days are Sunday and Monday, so the majority of people who want to should be able to check it out shortly after the broadcast.
Right now, though, I'm off to do some housework ... because that's the sort of crazy fun life I lead. Yee-haw, dishes! ;)