X Developer's Meeting 2004

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We have scheduled a three day X Developer's meeting from Wednesday, April 28, through Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This meeting is intended to cover a wide variety of topics about X Window System technologies, and the as yet unmet needs of the technologies that depend on the X Window System. As a result, this meeting is intended for people working across the entire X Window System stack, including toolkits and window managers and desktop infrastructure. This meeting is not, however, intended to cover general X application development topics or concepts.

There will be a number of people giving presentations or leading discussions. These presentations will likely consume no more than half of the overall meeting time so the remaining time can be spent with informal discussions, hacking, breakout sessions, etc.

If you wish to volunteer to give a presentation or lead a discussion, please send e-mail to xdevconf@freedesktop.org. In addition, if you have specific topics you'd like to see discussed in a presentation or during informal sessions, please send e-mail with your suggestions to that address as well.

Attend via Phone

Telephone bridge Audio 1-866-639-4713 (toll free) 1-574-948-0365 (toll) Passcode: 5517683

Attend via IRC

IRC: freenode, #xdevconf

Attend via Audio/Video feeds

X developer's meeting audio and video feeds (Web cam page) at: http://out-166.tunnel.crl.dec.com

Notes from the talks:

April 28: http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/news-2004-04.html#28

April 29: http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/news-2004-04.html#29

April 30: http://primates.ximian.com/~federico/news-2004-04.html#30

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Presentation Agenda

Current presentations for the X Developer's Meeting include:

Wednesday Morning

Starting at 9:00

  • Welcome, logistics, agenda, schedule bashing
  • Keith Packard and Jim Gettys: "The (Re)Architecture of the X Window System" Part 1 Part 2

Wednesday Afternoon

  • Eamon Walsh: ""Fine-grained Access Control for X" Related abstract
  • Network security and X (Jim McQuillan and Ted T'so).

Thursday Morning

  • What to do about "formal" standardization?
  • What can be learned from Longhorn and OS/X? (Jon Smirl)
  • X on OpenGL (Keith Packard and Jon Smirl)

Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Evening (dinner)

  • Thursday evening, Dutch treat dinner, Polcari's, 6:30.

Friday Morning

Friday Afternoon

  • The big picture of X and a plan to get the necessary pieces done (Stuart Anderson)
  • MAS - Leon Shiman

Limited In-Person Attendance

Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to no more than 40 people. If you would like to attend, please send mail to xdevconf@freedesktop.org. Having the names of attendees in advance eases building security, as we share the building with other companies.

An audio feed will be made available for those attending remotely or unable to attend due to limitations on space. The meeting venue provides networking support with high speed Internet access.

The hotels recommended near CRL are The Kendall Hotel, the Cambridge Marriott, and the Residence Inn. All three of these are a short walk from CRL and easily accessible via public transportation from the Kendall Square subway stop next to MIT. We have not negotiated any special rates with these hotels, so you'll need to shop around for the best rates, as they vary. A longer list of hotels is available at http://www.ai.mit.edu/visiting/hotels/hotels.shtml. Directions to the lab can be found at: http://www.crl.hpl.hp.com/who/lab/directions.htm

Currently Registered Attendees

Currently registered attendees include:

  1. Havoc Pennington
  2. Jim McQuillian
  3. Leon Shiman
  4. Silvio Neef
  5. Jon Trowbridge
  6. John Dennis
  7. Jon Smirl
  8. Owen Taylor
  9. Kaleb Keithley
  10. Eamon Walsh
  11. Stuart Anderson
  12. Howard Greenwell
  13. Egbert Eich
  14. Erwann Chenede
  15. George Staikos
  16. Stuart Kreitman
  17. Paul Anderson
  18. Andy Ritger
  19. Jim Gettys
  20. Keith Packard
  21. Dave Reed
  22. David Smith
  23. Mark McLoughlin
  24. Deron Johnson
  25. Hideya Kawahara
  26. Miguel de Icaza
  27. Theodore Ts'o
  28. Frederick Berenstein
  29. Bob Green
  30. Chris Lee
  31. Lokanath Das
  32. Mark Rosenthal
  33. Andy Oram (one day)
  34. Kevin Martin
  35. Federico Mena Quintero
  36. Carl Worth
  37. Mike Harris
  38. Peter Winston
  39. Alan Coopersmith
  40. Chris Blizzard
  41. Aron & Amy Griffis
  42. Birgit Hartje