LSB F2F November 2007

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The Linux Foundation held an LSB Face-to-Face Meeting on November 7-9, 2007. Thanks to the generosity of Novell, the meeting was held at Novell's facilities in Provo, Utah.

This page contains the agenda and notes from the 2007 meeting.


Although the agenda is mostly set, we may decide to make changes as the conference progresses, and the third day's agenda will definitely evolve.

Day one (November 7)

Theme: LSB 3.2 release issues. Most of today's sessions will be discussions about new features and fixes.

9:00am - 9:15am Welcome, introductions, overview (Jeff Licquia)
9:15am - 9:45am Overview of the changes in LSB 3.2. (Jeff Licquia)
9:45am - 10:45am Core status. (Mats Wichmann) ISV Requested Interfaces, DB Navigator status.
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am New specification for "trial use" standards, to replace "optional modules". (Robert Schweikert, Mats Wichmann) Proposal on the mailing list, slides.
11:30am - 12:00pm Desktop modules: Xrender, Xft, freetype, Portland. (Mats Wichmann)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm Sample Implementation and "buildenv". (Sam Hart)
1:45pm - 2:15pm Qt 4. (Jeff Licquia, Stew Benedict)
2:15pm - 2:45pm Perl and Python.
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Printing. (Jeff Licquia, Stew Benedict)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Is LSB 3.2 ready? What's left to do? (Discussion, moderated by Jeff Licquia)

6:30pm Please join us for an evening of fine dining at Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Day two (November 8)

Theme: LSB 4.0 planning.

9:00am - 9:15am Overview of LSB 4.0 ideas.
9:15am - 9:45am ISV perspective (Robert Schweikert)
9:45am - 10:15am Core/Desktop updates for 4.0. ProjectPlan40, NewGlibc
10:15am - 10:45am C++.
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00pm - 11:30pm LSB Kernel Interfaces.
11:30am - 12:00pm Multimedia strategy: ALSA, PulseAudio, etc.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Language support: Going further with Perl and Python, and adding other languages such as Java.
2:00pm - 2:45pm Packaging. "first steps toward a packaging API"
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Update on the LSB Infrastructure Program progress (Vladimir Rubanov) (Slides)
  • LSB ATK Manager, LSB Navigator and LSB Testing Discussions (Alexey Khoroshilov)
4:00pm - 4:30pm Desktop extensions.
4:30pm - 5:00pm Write the day three agenda. (Jeff Licquia)

Day three (November 9)

Theme: Overflow day for discussing any remaining issues not covered on the earlier days. The formal meeting will end at noon (due to some issues with flights out), but we anticipate being able to hold over for informal business if needed.

We will start at 8:30 am US Mountain time, instead of 9 am, to make sure we have enough time.

Items for discussion, overflowing from the other days:

8:30am - 9:30am ISV Requested Interfaces: the memory functions. Also, per Carlos, do we need a better policy for adding requested interfaces?
9:30am - 10:00am What is the purpose of the sample implementation? Requirements only.
10:00am - 10:30am LSB 3.2 task list (ProjectPlan32).
10:30am - 10:45am Break.
10:45am - 12:00pm LSB 4.0 roadmap, timeline, resources (ProjectPlan40).


The conference will be hosted on the Novell Campus in Provo, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The meeting room is located in Building B, and you will enter through the Building B Lobby (As a note, the 8 story building is Building H, so you will need to travel to the North West side of the campus to Building B). Attendees arriving via plane will arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport. Via Google, we have driving directions from the airport to Novell's campus.

No special hotel arrangements have been made, but here is a map of hotels near Novell, again via Google. The Fairfield and Hampton Inn are a very short walk from Novell Building B and are recommended for their convenience.

A special note about the Freeway exit. Novell is located off the University Avenue exit (you will be able to see Novell at this time since it is hard to miss). This is to prevent any confusion as there is a University Parkway exit in Orem which you do not want to take but will see first since Orem is North of Provo.

Several dining options are available along University avenue and within the Provo Towne Center mall. Novell also has a cafeteria which serves breakfast (8am-10:30) and lunch (11am-1:30).


Please let us know if you wish to attend the event, either by editing this list or by contacting Jeff Licquia.


  • Stew Benedict (Linux Foundation)
  • Alan Clark (Novell)
  • Darren Davis (Novell)
  • Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting/Linux Foundation)
  • Dan Kohn (Linux Foundation)
  • Jeff Licquia (Linux Foundation)
  • Markus Rex (Linux Foundation)
  • Robert Schweikert (The MathWorks)
  • Kay Tate (IBM)
  • Theodore Tso (IBM)
  • Alexey Khoroshilov (ISPRAS/
  • Vladimir Rubanov (ISPRAS/
  • Olivier Blin (Mandriva)
  • Mats Wichmann (Intel)
  • Sam Hart (Linux Foundation)


  • George Kraft (IBM)