NewsForge: Report from the KDE World Summit: Day Three

“Day three of aKademy opened with presentations in two tracks,
covering the themes of multimedia on the desktop and integration. A
cruel starting time of 8.45 meant that the first talks suffered
from a rather low attendance, perhaps due to the exploits of
certain KDE hackers. But those who managed to crawl out of bed so
early were not disappointed.

“In the multimedia track, Leon Shiman of Shiman Associates Inc.
kicked things off with a presentation on the Media Application
Server (MAS), which sports impressive peer-2-peer capabilities; one
can, for example, distribute CPU-intensive tasks like encoding and
filtering across several computers, and bring up a visual map
showing all of the components (MAS calls them devices) involved in
the system, and how data flows between them…”


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