So today was the main day of KDE Events. It started with Sebas explaining us the new marketing vision of KDE, where KDE is presented as the KDE Project developing applications, which includes, among other things, a Desktop and an Office Suite (called KOffice…). Then our four marketing gurou went into an isolated rooms to prepare the magic recipes for the message of the next release.
Since Ellen from the usability group was here, and since we had a lot of things to discuss about user interraction, we spend most of the day going applications after applications, with a strong focus on our dockers, and our tools. We found a lot of small issues, we did find a few solutions that are going to be implemented, mostly dockers reorganisation.
All in all I found it was positive, sure there are many annoying issues, but it seems we are on the right track for user interaction. Which means that 2.0, far to be perfect on an user perspective, will show the road to what we want to achieve.
Then around the end of the day, our marketing heroes came to present us what they have discussed on how to present 2.0. Which end up in a discution on when we are going to be able to release, it appears clearly that there won’t be a 2.0 release in 2008. But it will happen shortly after.