#Akademy2020 day 3 started:
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From this famous demo tune (listen carefully at 3:25):
Ladies and gentlemen, C++20!
This is the first time I see a flow chart used to justify the design decisions.
This is what it is like to refactor a complex class hierarchy while considering new requirements, performance, compatibility, amount of effort... yeah, it's twisty like that. But nobody illustrates it so clearly.
It's been a very good year for #KDE.
Four years ago, I tried contributing a small bugfix, but the developer onboarding documentation was an inconsistent mess, building from source was a dependency hell, and you needed multiple separate accounts for each piece of infrastructure...
Today, all those obstacles are gone: I was able to contribute a few patches by following the #GitLab flow that many developers are already familiar with.
So I tried YouTube's auto-generated captions and... 🤪
I can only discern but a few scattered words from the thick (and fictitious) dialect of Carlo Verdone in this classic of Italian cinema:
The next #Akademy2020 presentation today was about the status of the Consistency goal.
I'm no visual designer, but I appreciate all the work that goes into it. Redesigning all the System Settings panels in Kirigami was a lot of work, and made them much more usable.
btw, where are the slides for the talks? @veggero
The second talk, "KDE is All About the Apps" had technical challenges, but managed to make some good points:
- Many #KDE apps are good on their own merit
- There's no reason why a #GNOME user, or even a Mac, Windows or Android user, shouldn't be using them
- Often, there's a perception of bundling reinforced by the app's name, website and description
- KDE apps should be taking advantage of existing app stores where users go look for software
At 51:38: "turns out that if you bombard earth with photons for long enough it will emit a Tesla"
-- Elon's employee who also stutters
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