I rarely blog these days, doing the Twitter thing instead and all. Anyway. The Call for Papers for the Linux Plumbers Conference in September in lovely Portland, Oregon has been extended until July 31st 2008. It’s a conference about the core infrastructure of Linux systems: the part of the system where userspace and the kernel interface. It’s the first conference where the focus is specifically on getting together the kernel people who work on the userspace interfaces and the userspace people who have to deal with kernel interfaces. It’s supposed to be a place where all the people doing infrastructure work sit down and talk, so that each other understands better what the requirements and needs of the other are, and where we can work towards fixing the major problems we currently have with our lower-level APIs.
I’m running the “Desktop Integration” microconf at Plumbers. I have two goals for the microconf. One is to be informative about what’s going on in the dusty hallways between the Kernel and the Free Desktop. Which I think is important at a place like Plumbers where we’re going to a lot of people working on similar problems present. The other goal is to actually try and make some headway on actual problems that require people from multiple communities working together. Such as some of the work Jon is focusing on, e.g. how to make fast-user-switching, multi-seat and terminal services Just Work(tm).
See you in Portland!