Sunday, July 29, 2007

GUADEC post-op

No, Ross, you're not the last one :)

I wanted to blog only when I finished processing all photos I took at GUADEC (since this time, I tried using RAW) but my Gimp-fu and Ufraw-fu is still a little low so I'm still not finished (but the first photos are online here). And next UFRaw release is scheduled today, with noise reduction and full color management, so I'll probably need to re-process my old photos.

Anyway, it has been a great week in Birmingham, very instructive (I was able to attend 33 talks !) with wonderful people all around (a special thanks to organization team).

It seems Mandriva / GUADEC USB key was well received, even if we found some bugs (like no boot on two laptops, including Frederic one or incorrect informative message reported by Hub). Another information regarding startup on the key : you can disable the "welcome" webpage after logging by GNOME editing session property.

But I want more feedback !! So, if you haven't formated your USB key yet (or even if you did ;) , tell us if you like it or not, bugs you found, features you miss, everything. Either comment on my post or blog yourself and add a trackback here.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Flying to GUADEC

  • luggage : check

  • laptop borrowed from work : check

  • n800 : check

  • camera : check

Ok, I'm ready to go to GUADEC : I'll be arriving at BHX airport on Sunday morning.

As a sidenode, all GUADEC registered participants will receive a USB Flash key with a collector GNOME version of Mandriva Flash (it is our first GNOME Flash, with Metisse / Compiz and Beryl for anybody to test) with informations from GUADEC sponsors and GUADEC booklet too. There was a slight delay in the manufacturing so we are expecting them to be delivered on Tuesday (or maybe earlier if we are lucky) so don't blame GUADEC folks for this delay. Of course, if you have questions or issues with the distributions, feel free to ask me. And if you like it, you are free to let other people know too :)