Update: Jessica raised the funds she needs, thanks to everyone who supported her!
Just a quick note to mention that Jessica Hamilton is raising money to fund a trip to this year’s GSoC Reunion. She was one of our selected mentor delegates assigned to attend.
It turns out that the reimbursements from Google are not going to be enough to cover all of her travel costs, and she otherwise can’t afford to go.
UPDATE: Goal reached - thanks for stepping up and helping out everyone! Feel free to donate toward next year’s costs though :)
A few days ago, Haikuware (and BeBits) finally came back from a somewhat lengthy outage. Several of you may have noticed the news article that was posted when the site came back online.
Jean-Louis Gassée visits us!
Day three at LinuxWorld Expo 2008 started off with Scott McCreary dropping his car off at my sisters' apartment, and catching a ride to the Moscone Center with me. Despite nearly running over a few pedestrians, we made it there with plenty of time to get ready. Jorge Mare had to leave for home the evening before, so it was just going to be Scott and me this day. I had updated my laptop with a slightly newer revision the night before, and spent some time getting it setup to run live queries before the show started (which seemed to be broken for some reason before the rebuild.)
It started off like the other days, didn't seem to slow down as much as I expected on the last day. We did have a couple of interesting visitors on this day indeed. Amy Bonner from IDG stopped by our booth to say hello. Amy helped us secure the booth space after we were turned down for a space in the .Org pavilion. She said she was really happy we could make it, and shared some ideas with us for next year's .Org submission. We gave her a complimentary T-shirt for helping us out this year. It was great to finally meet her in person, and we snapped a shot of her standing in front of the booth.
Back to the Moscone Center Haiku and ReactOS at LW2008Today, Scott McCreary was nice enough to swing by and pick me up on his way to the conference. We cruised by my company's corporate headquarters to pick up a package I was expecting, and then went directly to the Moscone Center from there.
Before the conference was under way, we re-arranged the layout in the booth a little bit, putting Art and the ReactOS machine up in front next to ours a bit more.
Trekking back to the Moscone CenterHaiku Booth - Day 1
At 8:15AM, my sister gave me a ride over to the Moscone Center. We picked up Art Yerkes (from ReactOS) on our way, and proceeded down to the exhibit floor once we got there.
We arrived an hour early, and started with a few finishing touches on the booth. I think it turned out pretty well :)
LinuxWorld Day 0I set out on my 3+ hour trip to San Francisco at 9:30AM the morning of August 4th. My trip included stopping and picking up Jorge Mare (a.k.a. Koki) during my drive along with the rest of the supplies and equipment that he was providing for the event. My car currently has no air conditioning, and the majority of my trip was in 95F (35C) heat - so I was quite sweaty when I arrived at Jorge's house.
Haiku Admin Meeting 2007-07-23: A quick GSoC status was discussed. It was agreed that having Axel and Ingo working together in the same location to focus on many of the VM and stability issues was a successful endeavor: It was proposed that this be done more often, with possible sponsorship from Haiku, Inc. to pay for costs whenever possible. It was agreed that Axel and/or Ingo will be reimbursed for any expenses that were incurred.
Haiku Admin Meeting 2007-07-02: Discussion about WalterCon planning. Things are moving along. The existence of a project called RadiantOS which claims to eventaully be a “distro” based on Haiku was mentioned. There was some discussion about the status of running GCC in Haiku: Haiku might be close to self-hosting capability (able to build itself). It was mentioned that once Haiku can self-host it’s probably time for an official alpha release.
Haiku Admin Meeting 2007-06-18: Discussion about some “missing” articles on the new website - specifically old newsletters. Also desired is a way to make them easier to locate. Mention of the continual “browser for Haiku” topic that pops up in the mailing list and elsewhere. An official decision should be discussed and published. It may be still too early to fully decide on a direction. More discussion took place about a potential physical “admin gathering” in the near future.