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KDE: darktable and meetings in Berlin

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  • AVIF image support for darktable

    As I’m an amateur photographer, I’m using Open Source tools for developing my images. The software I use is called darktable. I think it is the best tool out there for editing RAW images.

    From time to time I contributed small code changes to darktable, mostly bug fixes. Now I nearly finished my first feature for darktable, support for the AVIF image format.

  • After the KDE e.V. board meeting in Berlin

    In 2009, I was on the board of KDE e.V. and did this drawing of the members of the board back then. Can you guess who is who?


    One floor down, the KDE Frameworks 6 sprint was happening 1 2 3 4 5, which was moving post-its around at a furious pace and innovated with a virtual David Faure. One of the things the board talked about was equipment to support telepresence at sprints. That’s what the KDE e.V. is for – to support the community in doing good things – and so we’re thinking about good was to help the community while keeping our travel footprint small(er).

    If you have a telepresence idea (e.g. a monitor and a rock64 and a nice room-microphone) and can make it work, do let us know.

    Other topics were finances, events, people, places and things. That’s not very specific because this blog entry is a public thing and some of what the board works on is sensitive. Reports are sent to the membership of KDE e.V. on a regular basis. But here’s some non-sensitive examples:

    Some of the things we talked about were KDE beer mats, which Kai Uwe put together for Qt World Summit. They’re amazing, and you can find them on the promo-materials page that he has also been putting together.

  • KF6 Sprint Recap

    Following Qt Contributor Summit earlier last week, we had the KDE Frameworks 6 (KF6) Kick-off sprint at the MBition office in Berlin last weekend, to define what we want to achieve, and plan how we can get there for the next major iteration of KDE Frameworks.

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