today is another travel day. i'm pretty much packed, just have to do up some dishes in the kitchen before the shuttle comes to take me to the airport in 3.5 hours. took zack (who i'll see again tomorrow at FISL) to the airport yesterday; feels like it's my second home sometimes.
thanks to the diligence of eva and the marketing working group, we're finally getting business cards for e.V. members and those who do KDE business. great work everyone!
plasma devel continues forward, despite my laptop slowly breaking down. i've resigned myself to the fact that i'll be needing to get a new one here real quick. once there's a new qt 4.2 snapshot and that makes it into qt-copy, i'll be able to check in more of my plasma work (which depends on, among other things, qgraphicsview). zack made great progress on qt-svg in the last couple of days as well, so that's all coming together.
also, many people have asked about searching in kde4. i've been talking with mandriva (thanks for hooking us up, tackat!) and they have hired a number of new bodies to work on kde4 and one of the tasks they are undertaking is working with the nepomuk project to bring the social/semantic desktop tools they are building to maturity with hooks into kde4. i was getting concerned about what direction we'd have for search in kde4, with beagle not really being what i wanted from a design perspective, kat taking a long time to mature and tenor stuck in the doldrums (though i have seen wheels around more again, which is very nice). i may yet be able to put some of the plasma contextualization features i had punted out to 4.1 into the 4.0 release. it's still early days, but good news that there are people working on this stuff full time now. (another couple of mandriva hackers will apparently be working on kde4 itself. thanks mandriva!)
it was really nice to see the kde commit digest back in action. kudos to danny allen for taking that on; it's a great asset to the community. then there was the first release of try kde, which is another canllaith project. i'm excited to see where that goes.
google's second "summer of code" is getting underway as well, so if you are a uni student be sure to submit your kde, koffice, kopete, etc ... proposals sooner rather than later. i hope to see a good number of realistically achievable and practical projects this year.
and with kde4 development actually starting to gather steam and spring having arrived, it feels like winter (both literally and metaphorically) is finally behind us.
cool/odd note: searching for open source on google video i'm on the first page ... twice. zoinks. i ought to get the video from mexico up on the net as well.