FOSDEM 2010 Announcement
FOSDEM 2010 will take place at at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2010.
This page is for organizing GNUstep's participation in the event. This includes the organization of a developer meeting the Friday before FOSDEM.
- Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf (lars dot sonchocky dash helldorf at hamburg dot de)
- Richard Frith-Macdonald (richard at tiptree dot demon dot co dot uk)
Who will attend FOSDEM
One of the main reasons people attend the event is that you can meet, and talk directly to, other developers, whom you would otherwise meet only virtually (on mailing lists, emails, newsgroups, IRC etc.). We expect many lead developers and contributors to be present, so if you have never met them, you shouldn't miss this occasion!
The following is a list of people of GNUstep fame who have confirmed (or denied) that they will be able to join us at the GNUstep meeting at FOSDEM 2010:
|Special comments / topics||Hotel|
|Lars S.-Helldorf||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||event organizer||Argus hotel|
|Nikolaus Schaller||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||mySTEP (embedded), Simple Web Kit||Louise hotel|
|Richard Frith-Macdonald||Yes||maybe||Yes||Yes||GNUstep-base, server software|
|Sebastian Reitenbach||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||OpenGroupware port to GNUstep||Louise Hotel|
Dev-Room Presentations and Events
The room at out disposal will be AW1.117 (capacity is 31 seats; in the building "AW"), -- on Sunday 2010-02-07 from 09:00 to 17:00
Call for participation
We are looking for people who want to give a talk, moderate a discussion, hold a hand ons (practice) / hacking session or organize a code sprint. Please send your proposals to GNUstep discussion list, the organizers mentioned above or - if you've got a wiki account - enter them right here. At first a title, a short summary, proposed duration and a preffered time slot would do, so we can start scheduling as soon as possible.
deadline for filing is Sunday 2010-01-03, deadline for the papers is Sunday 2010-01-10
Note: The FOSDEM organizers strongly recommend a granularity of 15 minute blocks. So if a talk is just 15 (lightning talk), 30 or 45 minutes long - fine! But we should have 15 minutes breaks between the talks so that the visitors have enough time to find a seat and the presenters have enough time to get ready.
List of submitted talk/discussion/session proposals
- David Chisnall:
- "Objective-C 2: libobjc2 and Clang, current status, plans for the future." Afternoon
- "LanguageKit: Supporting other dynamic languages on the ObjC runtime." Afternoon
- "Porting Cocoa apps to other platforms: what works, what doesn't, what to do to make porting easier." Afternoon
- Fred Kiefer will moderate a discussion titled:
- "Towards GNUsep GUI 1.0: what we need to get there and how to achieve this within the next year."
- Quentin Mathé:
- "EtoileUI": Fast and Flexible UI Development with EtoileUI and Smalltalk." (around 45 to 60 minutes)
- Quentin Mathé & David Chisnall
- "Étoilé: Where it is, where it's going, why it isn't there yet." (around 20 to 40 minutes) Afternoon
- Nicolas Roard:
- "CodeMonkey: an Étoilé IDE"
- Nikolaus Schaller (30 minutes each - please keep together):
- "Simple WebKit - a simplified WebKit compatible implementation in pure Obj-C 1.0" / status, architecture, demo, discussion
- "ocpp-2.0 - a preprocessor approach to translate Obj-C 2.0 extensions to Obj-C 1.0 for (older) platforms" / status, discussion
- "Learnings from porting QuantumSTEP to different Linux Handhelds (e.g. Openmoko)" / demo, cross-compiler, performance, optimization, discussion
|Time Slot||Author||Title / Abstract||Kind||Slides|
|Sunday, Feb 07, 2009|
|09:00 - 09:45||Developers||"Developer's Meeting"||meeting, discussion||-|
|09:45 - 10:15||Nikolaus Schaller|| "Simple WebKit: a simplified WebKit compatible implementation in pure Objective-C 1.0"
|status, architecture, demo, discussion||t.b.d.|
|10:15 - 10:45||Nikolaus Schaller|| "Learnings from porting QuantumSTEP to different Linux Handhelds (e.g. Openmoko)"
This talk will present recent experimental results from QuantumSTEP on several embedded devices. QuantumSTEP is a full mobile application suite (e.g. PIM, dialer, browser etc.). It is based on an experimental variant of GNUstep called mySTEP. Many optimizations have been applied to learn what has to be considered for embedded devices with tight memory and processing power constraints.
|demo, cross-compiler, performance, optimization, discussion||t.b.d.|
|10:45 - 11:00||Nikolaus Schaller|| "ocpp-2.0: a preprocessor approach to translate Objective-C 2.0 extensions to Objective-C 1.0 for (older) platforms"
With the introduction of OS X 10.5 Apple had defined an gcc-extension for Objective-C which brings many interesting features to the language: garbage collection, properties, synchronization, fast enumerations, dot-notation for getters and setters, code blocks, etc. Although Apple provides their extensions back to gcc, integration is slow because it has to be tested against all other gcc features and also needs special considerations for different target architectures. So let's dicsuss another approach: write a preprocessor that maps the new Obj-C 2.0 features back to any existing Obj-C 1.0 compiler (plus some library calls if needed). This should allow to faster follow new developments of the language. The talk offers for discussion a flex/bison grammar for Obj-C 2.0 and some strategies for translating the new features.
|lightning talk, discussion||t.b.d.|
|11:15 - 12:00||Fred Kiefer (moderator)||"Towards GNUstep GUI 1.0: what we need to get there and how to achieve this within the next year."||moderated discussion||t.b.d.|
|12:15 - 12:45||Quentin Mathé & David Chisnall||"Étoilé: Where it is, where it's going, why it isn't there yet."||status, discussion||t.b.d.|
|13:00 - 13:45||Quentin Mathé||"EtoileUI: Fast and Flexible UI Development with EtoileUI and Smalltalk."||t.b.d.||t.b.d.|
|14:00 - 14:30||David Chisnall||"Objective-C 2.0: libobjc2 and Clang, current status, plans for the future."||t.b.d.||t.b.d.|
|14:45 - 15:15||David Chisnall||"LanguageKit: Supporting other dynamic languages on the ObjC runtime."||t.b.d.||t.b.d.|
|15:30 - 16:15||Nicolas Roard||"CodeMonkey: an Étoilé IDE"||t.b.d.||t.b.d.|
|16:30 - 17:00||David Chisnall||"Porting Cocoa apps to other platforms: what works, what doesn't, what to do to make porting easier."||t.b.d.||t.b.d.|
This year Sebastian Reitenbach and Nikolaus Schaller have booked already here:
- 40, rue Veydt
- 1050 Bruxelles
- Sebastian Reitenbach says:
- book via: http://www.hotelreservierungen.de , which is cheaper than the offer on the hotel site. The reservation includes breakfast.
- free WiFi is available
- it costs only about half the price of the Argus hotel from last year.
- Its near avenue louise, only a foot walk away from the university campus.
Argus Hotel Brussels (Belguim) (good experiences from last year)
- 6, Rue Capitaine Crespel
- B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
- Tel +32 2 514 07 70
- Fax +32 2 514 12 22
- Rate: 65/night - but you have to ask for the 'GNUstep/FOSDEM' discount
- has free Internet ;-)
Normal prices are here:
but there are discounts available:
and we'll ask for even better discounts for a group booking (we need to know who's will be there for that!)
Some people booked that hotel: Nicolas, Marcus, Helge ,Lars.
Sun Hotel in Brussels (Belguim) (not recommended)
- Rue du Berger, 38
- 1050 Brussels (near Porte de Namur)
- Tel : +32(0)2 511 21 19
- Fax : +32(0)2 512 32 71
- 50 EUR/Single room with breakfast
- 22 rooms total
- 3km distance to University
has internet access, will make breakfast room available for developers after 11:00 am. Two electrical plugs for breakfast room, so need extension cord with additional plugs. Ask for first or second floor rooms close to reception for good wifi connections.
Hotel Sabina in Brussels (Belgium)
- Rue du Nord 78
- B-1000 Brussels
- Tel: (32)2 218 26 37
- Fax: (32)2 219 32 39
(very good rating by visitors) 63 EUR/Single with breakfast 8 single only + 16 double rooms 4,2km distance
Hotel Mozart in Bruxelles (Belgium)
- Rue Marché aux Fromages 23
- B-1000 Brussels
- Tel +32 2 502 66 61
- Fax +32 2 502 77 58
- Email Hotel.firstname.lastname@example.org
70 EUR/Single room NO breakfast WLAN
51 rooms total 4,2km distance
We are open to other suggestions. Please take into account distance to the University and access to public transportation.
A quick introduction to Brussels: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brussel
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