Re: Call for hackfest ideas

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:57:04AM -0400, Behdad Esfahbod 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.

1. A DVCS investigation hackfest. This to understand and document what
is needed from a DVCS (please don't reply about DVCS specifics and turn
this into a bike shed).

2. A Bugzilla hackfest


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