The next GNU Classpath developer meeting will be during Fosdem 2005 in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 of February.
The current schedule of speakers with small talk abstracts can be found at http://www.fosdem.org/2005/index/dev_room_classpath/schedule
We will be in room AW1.105. See this handy Fosdem Developers Room Map.
The Future -- Technical Planning Session
This will take place on Sunday from 14:00 till 17:00. It will be a 3 hour session for hackers will consist of:
- A general part explaining what is needed.
- Splitting up in groups to discuss specific topics to solve the problems and make development plans.
- A short present by each group about the ideas discussed.
Please suggest topics for discussion here.
How to speed up libgcj's build system (split libraries? eliminate libtool?) (see: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java-patches/2005-q1/msg00230.html)
How eliminate GNU Classpath <-> libgcj merging (see: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java/2005-02/msg00145.html)
- What services should developer.classpath.org offer? (autobuilders, regression testers, documentation scripts, etc.)
- Priority list for new development over the next 6 months to 1 year
- Release cycle for gcc and libgcj
- How tools should be deployed; as part of GNU Classpath or as separate tools
- What are the holes in our platform/runtime interface and how should we fix those.
Is there consensus about using the gnu.classpath.RawData[32|64] classes?
- How could we solve the problem of having 3 different character encoding frameworks (Classpath's java.io based, libgcj's and java.nio).
see De/Encoder framework issue for details
Places to stay
The following two places seem the most popular at the moment:
CHAB : Centre Van Gogh http://www.chab.be/
Novotel brussels CENTRE Tour noire http://www.novotel.com/novotel/fichehotel/gb/nov/2122/fiche_hotel.shtml
Leuven: Gratis! Free Software programmers sleeping place http://wiki.fosdem.org/tiki-index.php?page=FreeSleeping_and_Internet_in
Friday evening some of us will meet in Cafe de BXL on the Grand Place. We will be there at least from 18:00 till 20:00 and can probably eat there. If not, then the Grand Place has lots of other restaurants. Call Mark (+31-6-51877169) if you cannot find us on Friday night.
Please add your name here if you are planning to come:
Mark Wielaard Staying in the Novotel from Friday afternoon, till Sunday evening.
Anthony Green Staying in the Novotel from Friday afternoon, until Monday morning.
StÃ©phane Meslin-Weber Staying in the Novotel from Friday afternoon, till Monday morning (+2 friends).
Christian Thalinger Staying in the Novotel from Friday afternoon, till Sunday evening.
Chris Burdess Around from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.
Dalibor Topic Staying in Chab, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.
Jeffrey Morgan Friday morning to Monday morning.
Sascha Brawer Novotel; Saturday morning to Sunday evening.
Chris Gray arrives on Saturday afternoon/evening whenever he escapes from singing Verdi, also around on Sunday until evening. Sleeps at home in Antwerp, where he also has space for people to stay if they want.
Sven_M arrives Friday night. Stays at Hotel Ustel with a gang of rampant platypuses. Leaves Monday.
Dave Gilbert Friday night till Sunday night.
Karl Trygve Kalleberg Arrives Friday night, leaves Monday morning.
Bryce McKinlay Arrives Friday afternoon, leaves Monday morning.
Tom Fitzsimmons Arrives Friday afternoon, leaves Monday morning.
Tom Tromey Arrives Thursday afternoon, leaves Tuesday morning (but gone Sunday night and Monday)
Michael Koch Staying in Chab, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.
Thomas Zander Staying in the Novotel from Friday afternoon, till Sunday evening.
Leo Simons Arrives Saturday morning, staying at the "Sleep Well" hostel, leaves Sunday evening.
Jeroen Frijters Arrives Friday afternoon and leaves Monday morning.
Robert Lougher and twin (Phillip, SquashFS) arrive Friday night and leave Monday morning. Staying at the Astrid Centre Hotel (round the corner from the Novotel, as it's full).