Desktop April Summit 2008 Agenda

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Desktop Architects Meeting 5

Desktop Architects Meeting Agenda - Wednesday April 9, 2008

8:30am - 9:00am Meet, greet and eat breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am Introductions and Kickoff
  • John Walicki, Alan Clark, Co-Moderators
9:30am - 10:30am State of the Linux Desktop - Linux Distros (Moderator: John Walicki)
  • Novell - Guy Lunardi
  • Red Hat - Jonathan Blandford
  • Ubuntu - Martin Pitt
  • Mandriva - Frederic Crozat
  • Xandros - Kelly Fraser
  • Foresight - Antonio Meireles
  • Linspire - Larry Kettler
  • Fedora - John Palmieri
  • OpenSUSE - Joe Brockmeier - Joe's travel has been delayed and he will present as a Lightning talk
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm What it takes to preload Linux (Moderator: Guy Lunardi)
  • HP - Bdale Garbee
  • Asus -Ellis Wang
  • Dell - John Hull
  • Lenovo - Brian Hardbarger
  • Zonbu - Grégoire Gentil
12:00pm - 01:00pm Lunch
01:00pm - 02:00 Building a Desktop/Mobile Environment Ecosystem - Gnome / KDE (Co-moderators: Chris Schlaeger, Brian Cameron )
  • Linux Gnome distributors include:
    • Full-featured desktop (e.g., RHEL, Ubuntu)
    • Mobile Internet Devices (MID) like Nokia 800 and UMPC
    • Low-cost desktop like gOS Wal-Mart PC, LiPS/Palm/ACCESS, LiMo
  • What components are each using and what are they custom developing?
  • Are patches making their way upstream?
  • The effect from the just released KDE 4.0
02:00pm - 03:00 Building a Desktop/Mobile Environment Ecosystem - Gnome / KDE Components (Co-moderators: Chris Schlaeger, Brian Cameron )
  • Components
    • What desktop components are critical? Who is developing them? Are we making enough progress?
    • Discussion of browser options: Konqueror vs. Firefox, Webkit vs. kHTML vs. Gecko
    • What's the state and roadmap for GNOME and KDE?
    • Is the Linux desktop competitive with Windows Vista and MacOS X?
    • Where are the resource constraints on mobile and low power devices?
    • What aren't we doing yet?
03:00pm - 03:15pm Break
03:15pm - 05:00pm Linux Desktop Implementation Case Studies (Moderator: Alan Clark)
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën - Nicolas Cattie, Lead project manager
  • German Air Traffic Control - Alexander Schanz
  • Whitfield School, Alex Inman, Director of Technology
  • Dell I/T - Cole Crawford
6:00pm - ? pm Happy Hour at IBM!

Desktop Architects Meeting Agenda - Thurs April 10, 2008

8:30am - 9:00am Meet, greet and eat breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am DAM-5 Day 2 Agenda Review / Opening comments - John Walicki / Alan Clark
9:15am - 10:30am Lightning Talks Part I (Moderator: John Walicki )
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:30am X Status Report (Moderator : Keith Packard))
  • Highlivel Goals for the X Desktop
  • Lowlevel Architectural Changes
  • Future Plans
11:30am - 12:30pm OpenPrinting Joint Session (Moderator: Till Kamppeter)
  • State of the art of the Common Printing Dialog developed by the OpenUsability team and discussion with ISVs, and desktop developers. Especially we will talk about the specifications of the dialog and the requirements from the desktop/application side.
    • How should the interface between application and printing dialog look like (RPC? Portland?)?
    • Which information should be exchanged between printing dialog and application?
    • Which data format should be used to tell the dialog which application-specific options it should show
    • How should the dialog return the user's selections on the application-specific options?
  • PDF as standard print job format: Report and discussion on the progress from the server side and the progress of desktop and application developers in letting applications send PDF to printing system?
12:30pm - 01:15pm Lunch
01:15pm - 02:00pm Creating Portable Linux Applications, Joint Session with the LSB Workgroup (Moderator : Ted Ts'o)
  • LSB Update
  • LSB Certification
  • LSB Testing
  • Linux Developer Network
  • ISV Application Examples :
    • tbd
02:00pm - 02:45pm Joint Session with the Drivers and Driver Back Porting Working Group (co-moderators: John Walicki / Susanne Oberhauser)
  • Agenda
  • Introduction / Mission of the Driver Back Porting Working Group
  • Linux Desktop / Linux kernel requirements discussion
  • Solicit kernel requirements from the Desktop community
  • Panel discussion on what the kernel could be doing to improve the desktop user experience.
  • Desktop requirements would potentially influence the prioritization the driver backport efforts
2:45pm - 03:00pm Break
03:00pm - 04:30pm Lightning Talks Part II (Moderator: John Walicki )
The template is available at:
04:30pm - 05:00pm Wrap Up / Summary - John Walicki / Alan Clark