OEM Deployment - The KDE 3 era observations and where to head in KDE 4 for quality
Speaker: Helio Chissini de Castro
Recently a huge wave of companies join the trends of OEM distributions, mostly on top Linux systems. More and more KDE are accepted as de facto desktop environment. As KDE 3 reach their maturity, a lot of past legacy is now revealing difficulties on request of this companies to do modifications and fixes previously not detected and that could be solved on the project stage. Within the times, several hacks and on top applications are created to solve some of thew issues, then creating a new layer of possible problems beyond fix stable code and making life os developers a little bit more complicated The idea is show how we can setup a quality assurance target for KDE 4 to avoid in future such issues, demonstrating some real cases and if a solution could be found or not and how was done. All the samples are real effective work done in Mandriva Brazil labs
Helio Chissini de Castro
KDE developer, research and development at Mandriva Conectiva Brazil Lab since 2000, KDE's multimedia Phonon advocate, primary contact for KDE in Latin America.
Been working on last years in custom desktop optimizations and adaptations for OEM brazilian companies at Mandriva and Conectiva, was able to group all difficulties and needs for such situations not covered during the KDE 3 cicle of life and how this can be spawned in better interaction and resultos on the forthcoming release.