linuxfest.ca went great.. i took marcel gagne out for a couple of birthday beers between sessions (happy b-day marcel!) and we had a few really excellent chats about various things free software and desktopy. i handed out a bunch of the cool silver light-up trolltech pens and a few t-shirts to the attendees, all of which were extremely popular.
for a first year event, i was really impressed by how well the show went. apparently there were in excess of 70 attendees and the talks i attended were really good. if next year builds on this year... damn!
i had a bit of a hiccup with the projector, however. it was the first time using the new laptop with a projector (or "beamer" for those in .de ;), so i wasn't sure how'd it go... well, krandrtray worked wonders but the projector didn't like the 60hz refresh rate at all. the crt monitor in the lectern showed things nicely but the screen was an ugly mess of purples and sepias. unfortunately i couldn't convince the lcd to do anything but 60hz, so i changed my x config to run a xinerama set up: lcd running one resolution @60hz and the external monitor running a 1024x768 @ 75hz. bingo!
to make this perfect x.org would need to be able to switch between xinerama and non-xinerama set ups on the fly (perhaps this is already possible and i'm just ignorant to the fact =) and kpresenter would need a two-screen setup where presentation notes show on screen0 and the presentation itself shows on screen1. this is what apple's presentation software does and it's really quite nice: it shows a small shot of the slide, an even smaller one of the next slide and below all that your notes.
committed the kdebase porting i did on thursday/friday today except for libkonq which someone else did between the time kdelibs_snapshot was updated and i woke up. i think that went pretty smoothly and may do that in two weeks again, though i'll probably do it on saturday instead (now that i know how long it takes; it's actually pretty quick). then maybe others can concentrate on the other modules. i'd take on other mods myself, but i have a personal and vested interest in kdebase building due to that being where much of my actively worked on code lives these days.
and speaking of actively worked on, it was really cool to see some commits in recent days fixing things from ebn.