Re: [guadec-list] Dates & format for Desktop Summit 2011 announced


Olav Vitters wrote:
> 1. Conflicts with the schedule for GNOME 3.2 (feature, API, docs are @
> Aug 15, UI one week later). Basically the proposed freezes are right
> after the desktop summit. There is not much that we can do regarding
> scheduling GNOME as GUADEC has consistently been later and later in the
> year.
> We need a shorter release cycle for GNOME 3.2 (release date is proposed
> for Sep 28), so not sure what can be done. Generally there is almost no
> development activity during GUADEC.
> Note that above dates are still not final.

Thanks for the feedback, Olav. Indeed, this is a point I had not
considered, and it is an important one. I have forwarded it on to the
desktop summit team list for discussion.

> 2. Conference start on a Saturday is I think unusual for GUADEC? I
> thought it always was a weekday. Not sure if everything can be ready in
> such a short timeframe.

This is essentially the same format we had in Gran Canaria, and is now
confirmed. This was partly the university's availability, and partly a
preference of the local team (as Johannes says, this was discussed
before I got involved).

On getting the venue ready, we have a large & motivated local team, and
we can get into the venue on Friday night, and from 7am on Saturday
morning, so we might be OK, if we are well prepared.


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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