Foss Camp Prague
By Roman Strobl on V 17, 2008
Quick note: I just did a presentation with Arseniy Kuznetsov (NetBeans director) about NetBeans at FOSS camp. It was kind of cool to demo Matisse in front of people like Mark Shuttleworth :) I think the demos were well received and we also had a discussion about getting NetBeans into Main Ubuntu repository (it is now available in Ubuntu Universe). There seems to be a potential for NetBeans to become a really popular IDE among Linux developers - we support many languages they use. The main missing language seems to be Python - and as you probably know Sun hired two Python/Jython developers to work on that - so the future of Python support in NetBeans is very bright.
FOSS Camp was an unconference, actually we were the only presenters who were using a projector (sorry about that but it would be hard to draw features of the IDE on a flipchart :). I wonder how many of the Ubuntu guys noticed I delivered my presentation on OpenSolaris (Gnome looks almost identical on Linux and OpenSolaris). It was nice for a change to visit an unconference, it definitely has a more "human" atmosphere with more 2-way communication than we see at typical conferences. Maybe it's time for NetBeans to organize some unconference as well? Just an idea.