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NewsForge: KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting Exceeds Expectations

Jun 04, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by N. Sanders)

"KDE members associated with the desktop environment's major multimedia components and marketing efforts met last weekend in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, at the KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting (K4M, previously known as K3M). Attendees discussed goals for their projects and wrote a fair amount of code that promises exciting improvements in KDE 4's multimedia components.

"K4M attendees hailed from 15 countries and four continents. While open source software is often developed by individuals separated by thousands of miles who communicate through email and IRC, airfare and lodging expenses may be justified for short bursts of fantastically productive meetings such as this. Meeting organizer Adriaan de Groot notes in his blog, 'It's difficult to quantify how much extra bandwidth 'being there' adds to development, but our past experiences are just great...'"

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