Munich was wildly productive. There are some literally huge opportunities for us right now in the consumer electronics market, and I now have more things to think about than ever before. =) The second KDE dev lab which was attended by a good number of KDE hackers including Till who really helped out with the discussions, lasted nearly 5 hours. Which was only 4 hours overtime. ;)
Apparently one of the Trolls waited outside for nearly an hour for us to finish and come out so she could speak with me about some organizational details before she gave up. Whoops. =)
Unfortunately I was without internet for most of the last three days, but I'm back home where the bandwidth runs deep and wide. Yeehaw.
Tomorrow is a plasma hacking day, so I went through the bug reports this evening. Had to close one wishlist item asking for Google Gadget support. Sadly, their EULA is too restrictive to ship anything that uses their Google Desktop APIs. Google can be so friendly to Free software at times and completely bonkers at others. This is far too often the bane of companies as they grow: the culture is not consistent. Oh well... I'm not overly fond of supporting N different kinds of widgets anyways. Why?
For one it'll increase the overhead as we support N different APIs and ways to load things. More importantly, though, these gadgets will always be second class citizens. They won't know about form factors, they won't use engines, etc.. They just won't be As Good(tm). Meantime, they'll blunt the paint enough to discourage people from writing more real plasma widgets. *shrug*
One of the bug reports kind of bugged me, though, as it was a legitimate request but framed in usability punditry. I prefer it when people just state their case clearly and from a first-person perspective versus try and convince me through constructed arguments.
At least the people were nice, though. Way too often these days I'm seeing people who seem to feel I need to put with their crap. To those people I suggest either trading things I need or want with me as an incentive for me to pretend to be Ok with the crap or be nice or go away. I really don't particularly care which of the three happens (though I probably prefer the second option), but the assumption I care enough about whingers to deal with them is probably not particularly valid. ;) It's no lie that part of why I do this stuff is because it's enjoyable. Take that enjoyability away and watch how little I pay attention to what you care about.
Tomorrow is "make the new toolbox work and look nice" day, because I'd really like that wrapped up and it's sort of fun to play with.
Right now I'm off for a good night's sleep ... I had a brief nap before waking up to eat my first decent meal of the day and catch up with some communications, but I'm tired again.