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Tokamak 4 Oxygen 3 2010

The fourth Tokamak Plasma Meeting and the third Oxygen Gathering will take place in Nuremberg, Germany on February 19th to 26th.


We will be hosted by Novell in the openSUSE offices in Nuremberg. The community space includes a large meeting room with AV infrastructure, a cafe-style area and a hacking bar. And of course you benefit from being only metres away from the KDE SVN server.

SUSE Linux Products GmbH
Maxfeldstr. 5
90409 Nuernberg


Accommodation has been organised in the Berufsförderungswerk Nuernberg (Nuremberg Professional Training College) and the youth hostel in the historic Imperial Stables in Nuremberg's castle! Echoes of Nove Hrady...

Accommodation Friday + Saturday

(change to #2/depart on Sunday)

Berufsförderungswerk Nürnberg gemeinnützige GmbH
Schleswiger Str. 101
90427 Nürnberg
phone +49 911 938-6

Accommodation Sunday to Friday

Jugendherberge Nürnberg
Burg 2
90403 Nürnberg
phone +49 911 230936-12

Tokamak 4 Location Map shows where things are. Note that the accommodation for the first 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) is not the same as for the rest of the week.


Nuremberg is easily reachable by air or by train. The nearest airports for intercontinental flights are Frankfurt and Munich, and Nuremberg is served from other European hubs such as Paris Charles De Gaulle and Amsterdam. Nuremberg is only a few hours by train from most of the rest of central Europe.

You can reach the SUSE office in 6 minutes by tram from the rail station by taking the number 8 tram towards 'Thon' from the tram interchange in front of the railway station, follow the square 'Tram' signs. Alight at 'Maxfeldstr' as shown on the signs inside the tram and go to the SUSE office at Maxfeldstr. 5.

From the airport, a taxi will cost 10-14 EUR and takes about 10 minutes. Alternatively, take the U2 metro from outside Arrivals (any train), alight at 'Rennweg', leave the station by the south exit (in the direction of travel, go to the tram stop in the middle of the road on your right as you exit the metro, and get the number 8 tram towards 'Thon' as above.

Maps and ticket details coming soon.



Name Email Arrival Depart Cost Sponsor? Hotel? Food Work Airport Flights
Aaron Seigo TBD TBD ~$1300? yes yes vegetarian Overall facilitation
Marco Martin 19 26 93€ yes yes whatever whatever coding and else, Plasma mobile Nuremberg (NUE) In ABB8403 19:20 / Out ABB8403 08:35
Ivan Čukić 19.2 26.2 approx €250 yes yes whatever nepomuk activities merging, libfavorite... Nuremberg (NUE) In LH3405, LH938 12:05 / Out LH943, LH3402 12:45
Artur de Souza 19 26 ~1000 euros yes yes whatever coding, mobile, bug fixing, etc...
Nuno Pinheiro 19 24 aprox 250€ yes yes whatever whatever artwork, mobile, planing, etc....
Chani 19 (20:16) 26 (11:25) ~$1300 yes yes vegetarian activity management / js / random bugs In: train. Out: NUE Out: Delta 9500
Martin Gräßlin 19. 21. 0 no yes KWin on embedded devices
Lukas Appelhans 19. - 18:24 21. - 17:33 ~150€ yes yes whatever Quicklaunch-Applet, KGet-Applets, Shaman/Aqpm-Applets, Raptor?
Frank Karlitschek 19 26 50EUR yes yes whatever Social Desktop
Dario Freddi 19 22 ~150€ yes yes whatever stuff that nobody wants to do, as usual
Riccardo Iaconelli 19 21 TBD, I suppose ~150-200€ yes yes whatever plasmoids, art, ideas, fun :-)
Sebastian Kügler 19th 26th ~100€ yes yes whatever Power- and networkmanagement, web integration, PIM stuff
Davide Bettio TBD, probably 19th TBD, I don't know TBD, I suppose ~150-200€ yes yes whatever TBD
Will Stephenson Local Local 0 no no whatever Keeping everyone else happy, networkmanagement N/A I can see the venue from my kitchen
Eugene Trounev 19-11:15 26-11:50 $1,126.97 CAD yes yes no meat. fish, eggs, and milk are OK various artowrk (like wallpapers), designs and more Nuremberg(NUE) In AC9268/Out AC9195
Igor Trindade Oliveira 19 26 ~800 euros yes yes whatever coding, animations, netbook etc...
Frederik Gladhorn 19.2. 26.2. ~50 euros yes yes whatever opendesktop integration
Martin Zilz TBD (20.?) TBD (24.?) ~150 euros no yes whatever arts, ux, freaky out of the box stuff
Luboš Luňák 19 23 ~100 euros no yes whatever KWin
Alexis Menard 19 26 Approved by Nokia -> 0 no yes whatever Plasma-Mobile and Qt Nuremberg(NUE)
Friedrich Kossebau 19 26 max. 100 EUR yes yes whatever Plasmoids (one of): Timeline, Khalkhi (Porting to KDE4), Network devices
Adenilson Cavalcanti 20 25 ~800 euros yes yes carnivorous coding, animations, etc
Richard Moore 19 24 I'll pay for flight accommodation only yes yes please silky stuff, api review etc. NUE In LH4869, LH 0938. Out LH0939, LH4864
Sandro Andrade 20th 1825 27th 0955 ~1000 euros yes yes preferably vegetarian plasmoids, data engines, and plasmate interest Nuremberg (NUE) In TP7784 / Out TP7795
Kevin Ottens 19 26 ~200 euros yes yes no seafood mobile, api review, solid if times permit

Special Needs

  • Laptop/desktop for hacking with KDE trunk on it for: Lukas Appelhans
  • Helpful for hacking on the 3 Intel devices (not vital, but would preed thing up especially the ethernet adaptor):
    • usb hub (preferably powered)
    • usb-to-ethernet adaptor (unreliable drivers for the internal wifi)
    • extra storage/file transfer can be done with the ethernet adaptor of with microsd/thumbdrives
    • usb keyboards and mice would ease things a bit too since it supports them
  • For presentations a video camera would be nice, preferably with a remote microphone. (available in openSuse offices?)


We will be focusing on the KDE SC 4.5 release of Plasma, with a particular attention on feature completion, polishing and quality improvements across the code base. Activities and Plasma Mobile will also be topics of interest.

Oxygen, finishing it up for 4.5 plans for the future.

Opening Day Presentations

  • Plasma mobile: State of art (Alexis)
  • Plasma netbook: State and road ahead - most important work still to be done (Marco Martin)
  • Context: [Details later] (Chani and Ivan)
  • Shaman - Bringing software management into the workspace and into 2010 [if time permits] (Dario and Lukas)
  • Oxygen what it was, what it will be?

Development Topics

  • ZUI replacement in plasma-desktop
  • Plasma Mobile
  • Plasma Netbook
  • Plasma Media Center
  • Plasmate
  • Applet handles as plugins?
  • Moving the toolboxes out of libplasma
  • Plasma::Storage
  • Dataengines caching
  • Plasma wallpaper scripting
  • Focus and drag&drop issues
  • Store/load containment layouts
  • RTL
  • use of configChanged() in widgets
  • reusable widgets for groups of iconized items (like the entries in the taskbar)
  • guidelines (with code support) for consistent looking rows of different widgets (e.g. like with bars on the top of the screen, as known from mobiles' UI or the Mac UI)
  • Plasma OSD service
  • GSoC
  • application dashboards using View/Corona/Newspaper

Breakout Groups

Starting on day two we will split up into small groups to focus on specific topics and challenges. The breakout group tracks will start with short presentations designed to share important information about the topic of interest to get everybody up to speed. A schedule for each of the presentations will be posted closer to the start of Tokamak 4.

Some people will stay with a specific track for the duration of Tokamak 4, but everyone is welcome to drift between the different breakout groups to bring their needs and ideas to bear.

Plasma Mobile

Plasma shells on devices with small screens and designed for mobility. The focus use case will be touch screen driven smartphones.
All week
Moblin SDK, Marco, Day 2
Maemo SDK, Alexis, Day 2
Nuno Pinheiro

Context and Activities

The behind-the-scenes orchestration of environment-wide Context as well as the UI presentation of them (and/or their activities?) to the user
Ivan Čukić


Desktop themes, widgets styles, window decorations, icons, coherent branding, sites, Plasma panels, how can we clean them?
What is next? Helium? Fixing kde app's UI's one by one?
All week
Nuno Pinheiro (19-24)
Nuno Pinheiro


The present and future of the window manager component of the KDE Workspace.
All week
Areas In Which Plasma Desktop Should Get Out of the Way and KWin Should Step In, Aaron, Day ?
Nuno Pinheiro

Application Menus

Sharing Application Menu specific code, Nepomuk integration, new menu structure (TOM?)
Ivan Čukić
Nuno Pinheiro


Saturday - thai buffet?

On Tuesday there will be a dinner sponsored by openSUSE at Herr Lenz restaurant

Thursday - End of Tokamak party at Downtown?

Open Tokamak

On Saturday, we'll have an Open Day at Tokamak. Visitors are welcome to join us that day, and possibly for evening/night-time activities. On Saturday we'll also plan the presentations, If there will be enough interests some talks could be redone/improvised for the public.

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