Back from Tokamak II

Feb 10, 2009 | 2 minutes read

Tags: KDE, Plasma, Tokamak, Zanshin

This week-end I attended the Tokamak Mark II, so the second Plasma developers sprint. I was a really packed week-end, but that’s really enjoyable to have every body at hands. It’s of course a pleasure to team up again with very good friends like Aaron, Alexis, Rich and the humongous Sebas.

It’s also nice to have everybody on the deck ready for action. And action we had, lots of different topics got covered: from the framework itself, to the appearance of the shell, it’s interaction with the other major part of the desktop (namely kwin), the integration of the features from Qt kinetic, etc.

Personally I tried to focus as much as possible on our service framework, so for that I’m writing a library which will help delegating all the service work to Jolie. It’s not there yet, but we’re definitely seeing progresses. I can currently write a program which loads Jolie’s metaservice, fires up a service description and talks to it. It “just” needs to be wrapped into a nice API now. Jolie is really a pleasant piece of software to work with.

Also on the first day, I talked about my new pet project: Zanshin. A new todo/action management software, I’m using it daily for a couple of weeks already without major issues. Of course it’s still a bit rough, and I have great plans for it in order to help people to integrate it in there workflow. I want something simple and flexible. I’ll probably blog more about that in the coming weeks.

I’ll end this post with a quote I used in my talk about Zanshin:

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. – Shunryu Suzuki

I expect a 10 page essay about this quote on my desk next week. ;-)