X Developer's Meeting 2005

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We have scheduled a three day X Developer's meeting from Saturday, February 12, through Monday, February 14, at the Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

** The meeting is now full!!! *

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@lists.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

The phone bridge is not working. See below for Audio streaming.

Attend via IRC

IRC: freenode, #xdevconf

Attend via Audio/Video feeds

X developer's meeting audio and video feeds:

  • Audio: Point gnomemeeting at gabe.freedesktop.org. First, go into Audio Codecs and disable everything but G.711-uLaw and G.711-ALaw; needs a bit more bandwidth but means you can actually hear what people are saying.
  • Video: Depending on your browser click on http://freedesktop.org:9192/ or http://freedesktop.org/~keithp/webcam.html. Will video presentations be available somewhere? Are them recorded?

Presentation Agenda

Current presentations for the X Developer's Meeting include:

Saturday, February 12

  • Starting at 9:00
  • Welcome, logistics, agenda, schedule bashing
    • Freedesktop Forum: What Problems Do We Need To Solve - Havoc Penningon, George Staikos, Jim Gettys
    • DND, Other Specification Issues - Owen Taylor and George Staikos
    • xrestop, xephyr, and X on handhelds - Mathew Allum (slides, demo)
    • Testing Strategies - Stuart Anderson, Free Standards Group and X.org
    • Short Topics - All

Sunday, February 13

  • Starting at 9:00
    • X Proxy and Multicast Demo - David Flynn, Realm Systems
    • A Unified View of Improving X Desktop Rendering - The Owen Taylor, Søren Sandmann, Kristian Høgsberg and Diana Fong show
    • Cairo Status - Carl Worth, Red Hat (Slides: SVG, HTML PDF)
    • X Input Redirection - Deron Johnson, Keith Packard (Intro & Slides)
    • A New Input System - Kristian HøgsbergH, Jim Gettys
    • Polling And Scheduling in the X Main Loop - Kristian Høgsberg, Red Hat
      • Reworking the X server main loop, with proposed changes.
    • X and Media Support - Leon Shiman
    • 3D Graphics Pipelines - Nick Triantos, NVidia

Monday, February 14

  • Starting at 9:00
    • Open Source Legal discussion, Patents and Copyrights - Scott Peterson, Greg Jones, Linda Hamel, General Counsel, MA ITD (Information Technology Division)
    • X on GL - David Reveman, Novell
    • Mesa Solo - Jon Smirl
    • Merging fbdev and DRM - Jon Smirl
    • X.org Update - Audience Please all the people leave your presentations here so other people can see them.

Limited In-Person Attendance

Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to no more than 40 people, and we are almost full. If you would like to attend, please send mail to xdevconf@lists.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. Bill Abt
  2. Matthew Allum
  3. Paul Anderson
  4. Stuart Anderson
  5. Scott Balneves
  6. David Boloker
  7. Phil Blundell
  8. Mirko Boehm
  9. Alan Coopersmith
  10. Egbert Eich
  11. Mike Emmel
  12. David Flynn
  13. Nat Friedman
  14. Diana Fong
  15. Bdale Garbee
  16. Jim Gettys
  17. Jim Glutting
  18. Linda Hamel
  19. Mike A. Harris
  20. Kristian Høgsberg
  21. Mattias Hopf
  22. Harold Hunt
  23. Miguel de Icaza
  24. Lars Knoll
  25. Tommi Komulainen
  26. Adam Jackson
  27. Deron Johnson
  28. Eric Kunze
  29. Stewart Kreitman
  30. Paul Litvak
  31. Chris Lee
  32. Lubos Lunak
  33. Duncan Mak
  34. Kevin Martin
  35. Jim McQuillan
  36. Nhan Nguyen
  37. Keith Packard
  38. Tapani Pälli
  39. Havoc Pennington
  40. Larry Rau
  41. David Reveman
  42. Andy Ritger
  43. Robin Rowe
  44. Zack Rusin
  45. George Staikos
  46. Søren Sandmann
  47. Leon Shiman
  48. Owen Taylor
  49. Nick Triantos
  50. Peter Winston
  51. Carl Worth
  52. Scott Peterson
  53. Greg Jones

-- ?JimGettys - Feb. 13, 2005