Re: Call for hackfest ideas

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 09:15 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
>  >
>  > I'll be persistent and propose a "better general experience" hackfest
>  > including better multimedia support, better system sounds and a sane
>  > interface for printing (including automatically supporting hotplugged
>  > printers and possibly downloading drivers from openprinting).
>  These ideas all sound nice and great and all, but not hackfest ideas.
>  Who will be invited to such a "better general experience" hackfest?
>  What will be the concrete outcome of the event?  A hackfest, the way we
>  use that word, is a very small event.  Think 2 to 5 people.  Sure, the
>  GTK+ hackfest was 30, but that one was very special.  Not many other
>  specific areas ("documentation", "art", "java-gnome", "bluetooth",
>  "pulseaudio", "session manager" ...) need more than a few people in the
>  same place to generate really good outcome.

Sure, it was supposed to say "hackfests" in plural. Obviously
programmers are not the ones to record better system sounds. Similarly
better multimedia support could mean regular users collecting
information to hal-info package.

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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