Boston GNOME Summit
By user9149671 on Oct 11, 2006
I am on vacation this week, but wanted to blog a bit about what's been going on with me and first impressions from the Boston GNOME Summit. I'll blog more over the next week. Later today I am flying back to Chicago - a bit sad my east coast trip has reached an end.
The Boston GNOME Summit was a great time. The summit has a focus on hacking and it was good being able to spend some face-to-face time with everyone there. It was great meeting Ray Strode whose help with GDM I have very much appreciated over the past years, and to have some time to discuss future GDM plans. It was also good to have a chance to speak with the D-Bus developers and ideas about how GDM could use D-Bus in the future. I spent a fair bit of time working with the GStreamer, Dogtail, and Orca teams working through some bugs, getting demos and some progress fixing some Solaris performance issues with GStreamer. It was awesome to see the Orca demonstration. I finally now know how to use it. It's so much cooler than Gnopernicus. Also kudos to Alex Larson for being willing to discuss GNOME interface stability so much with me, a favorite topic of mine.
The past few days I have been spending in New Hampshire visiting my good friend Marcus Del Greco of MindMined, a great showcase for independant artists. I share a lot of interests with (music, computers), and I have been very much enjoying the fall weather and spending a few days relaxing in this beautiful rural area. Marcus works for the IT department at the University of New Hampshire and arranged for me to give a lecture to their IT staff about free software and accessibility (Section 508) solutions available on Linux.