At the start of September I'm going to be taking a vacation from Blue Systems work; ignoring all things Plasma and spend an entire week to spend some time on some other projects.
This will be the second time I'll be attending Randa. Last year was simulatenously one of the most hard-working enduring sprints possible yet also one of the most enjoyable weeks in close proximity to some of my best friends.
This year I intend to devote all my time working with the KDE Connect team.
As there is so much cross-project work, it's a lot easier when I can talk to the right people, making Randa the right opportunity.
Android Wear is becoming more than a gimmick. What should KDE Connect integrate? Should we make the media player remote work? Desktop notifications? Blood Pressure monitor as you read certain email threads... certainly some potential.
The main thing KDE Connect works is where you are in close proximity to your phone and desktop, but don't want to keep physically switching between everything. For most normal people, a phone and a desktop is enough...but some of us have two machines that we have to switch between and most the same principles of mouse sharing, notifications(?) and files applies.
Most of the relevant code exists; it just needs that final bit of UI on top.
I ported all the wonderful work by Alexandr Akulich to Qt5 with the KDE connect refactoring, and it's all merged, bitrotting slowly, it just needs that final push of work to get it out the door.
I'm one of many many who will be at Randa working on a huge range of interesting projects.
We need money in order for sprints like Randa to go ahead; it costs money to get everyone under the same roof, and the organisation at Randa is done in a way that keeps everyone productive.
Whilst I'm lucky enough to fund my own flights, me from yesteryear would have struggled, and we are all giving up our time to work on KDE. We also need support to help get everyone doing great stuff there.
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