GTK+ Hackfest 2017

London, week of March 20, 2017

Primary contact: Matthias Clasen <mclasen@redhat.com>
Secondary contact: Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@gmail.com>

Relevant GNOME teams

The GTK+ team and designers

Description

Since the last GTK+ hackfest in Toronto, GTK+ 3.22 has been declared stable, and development leading towards GTK+ 4 has been started. Among many other changes and cleanups, GSK has been merged, and widgets are being ported over to use it for rendering. The details of this transition, and related changed such as getting rid of non-toplevel windows, need high-bandwidth discussion, which is what this hackfest is meant for.

Agenda

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Dates and Venue

March 20-22, starting at 10am and finishing at 6pm.

Monday & Tuesday

Red Hat Offices 30 Monument Street 4th floor EC3R 8NB London, UK

Location on Google Maps

If you’re coming on the Tube, you’re heading to the Monument (the big marble tower). When you pop out the subterranean walkways, it’s a two minute walk.

When you arrive, go up to the 1st floor reception and get a “building pass” from the receptionist. Then go to the 4th floor and go through to the reception area -- if you get stuck in the glass doors ping/ring me and I’ll let you in if the receptionist is somewhere else. As you go through the glass doors, I don’t think you have to sign in with the receptionist and then look forwards and diagonal right. The meeting room is the one labelled Leadenhall and just come in and say hello. If you’re interested in a topic just add your name and I’ll make sure we grab you if the topic comes up.

Wednesday

Unfortunately, due to construction in the office, the meeting room we have will only be available to us on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, we are going to meet at the King's Cross Impact Hub:

Impact Hub King's Cross 34b York Way, King's Cross London, N1 9AB

Location on Google Maps

where we'll be kindly hosted by Endless. Just ring the bell and ask for Endless at the reception.

The Impact Hub is near King's Cross station; you can get there on the Northern Line, Victoria Line, or the Circle Line.

Accommodation

Suggested Hotels:

Available couches/spare rooms:

  • Richard Hughes

  • Emmanuele Bassi

Transportation

If you are new in London, it's extremely recommended to go into one of the Underground stations and get yourself an Oyster card; you'll pay a lot less on busses and underground.

The quickest way to move around the city is the Underground, also known as "The Tube". Red busses are also fairly easy to catch and can take you anywhere.

If you have a smartphone and a data connection it's highly recommended to download the CityMapper app; it'll help you get anywhere you need to go, and warn you about eventual issues on the way.

Attendants

Name

Role

Travel costs

Foundation member

Accommodation

Arrival

Departure

Confirmed

Roommate

Total sponsorship request

Matthias Clasen

GTK+ maintainer

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19th

28th

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-

EmmanueleBassi

GTK, GSK, rendering, emeus

local

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-

-

-

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-

-

Benjamin Otte

GTK+ core dev

(./)

-

AlbertoRuiz

Lurker

local

(./)

-

Philip Withnall

DX, GLib

(./)

(./)

20th

23rd

(./)

-

AllanDay

UX, DX

(./)

No

-

Allison Lortie

GLib stuff

(./)

No

-

SimonMcVittie

GLib, Flatpak, D-Bus

semi-local

(./)

(./)

20th

22nd

(./)

-

-

Cosimo Cecchi

DX, platform integration

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19th

26th

(./)

-

MarioSanchez

Flatpak, Portals

local

(./)

-

PhilipChimento

DX

(./)

18th

27th

(./)

-

Alexander Larsson

Flatpak, GTK+

(./)

19th

23rd

(./)

-

DanielStone

Wayland, KMS, EGL/Vulkan

very local

(whenever useful)

(whenever room full)

no

NeilMcGovern

GNOME ED

semi-local

(./)

20th

20th

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NickRichards

Flatpak, Shell, GTK, emeus, DX

SOUTH LONDON

(whenever useful)

(whenever room full)

no

CarlosGarnacho

GTK+, nuking input code

(./)

17th

22th

(./)

other half

-

JonathanBlandford

Flatpak

(./)

19th

26th

(./)

-

ChristianKellner

GTK+, fonts

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-

The meeting room will have room for 12 people. But we now got a second room, so all good.

People we'd love to have, who sadly can't make it this time:

Name

Role

Following along and organizing online

Telegram has proven popular for syncing up while at events. We plan to commandeer the GNOME group on telegram for hackfest chit-chat etc.

Notes

Blog posts

Here we will link all the blog posts published during or after the hackfest, including information about the work done.

Hackfests/GTK2017 (last edited 2017-03-23 18:54:27 by SimonMcVittie)