FAD Niederrhein 2010

When Dominic, Enrico and me sat to together after OpenRheinRuhr and had a dozen couple of beers, we had the idea to make a Geany hackfest. We really just had a small session in mind, I suggested to meed at Dominic’s at Düsseldorf for a day or two. Later we talked about this on IRC and Sven became aware of it. He offered to host the event at Möchengladbach and now it turns out to become a real Fedora Activity Day instead of just a small hackfest. Come and join us at

FAD Niederrhein 2010
March 27 + 28
Mönchengladbach, DRK-Begegnungsstätte Wickrath

You don’t have to be a Fedora user or contributor to attend (Enrico isn’t ether). Instead, Fedora Activity Days are supposed to bring benefit to the upstream projects that we support, in this case Geany, LXDE and the OLPC. And maybe even your project, you just need to join us.

If you would like to attend, please add yourself on the wikipage. More workshops, hack sessions or talks are highly welcome. Lets make this event a truly successful one!

A new start for the Xfce SIG

It’s not that the Xfce SIG did a bad job during the Fedora 12 development cycle. Far from it! We did very well: The F12 Xfce Spin is the best release so far and according to Christian, one of the Xfce developers, it’s the “most complete and most Xfce’ish Xfce live cd” he has ever seen.

But we felt like we could make things better. Currently most decisions are made by the maintainers (Kevin, Adam and me) ether on IRC or by mail. Of course we listen to feedback we get from users, but we want decision-making to be more transparent. That’s why we now have a mailing list of our own: The Fedora Xfce List, a place where users and developers meet.

We also want to revive the Xfce SIG IRC meetings. We did that in the past but somehow we didn’t find the time to do it regularly. In order to find a time that fits everyone, I started a poll. If you are interested in joining our meetings, please respond here.

So if you are using Fedora and are interested in Xfce