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GNOME & KDE Developers Meet Over Beer In Berlin

Michael Larabel

Published on 10 August 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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Some of the Phoronix coverage this week from the 2011 Berlin Desktop Summit included:

- KDE Draws Up Plans For Wayland In 2012
- The Earliest Talk About The GTK4 Tool-Kit
- The Plans For KDE Frameworks 5.0 Were Just Announced
- GNOME Shell Multi-Touch Support State

There is also a stream of notes from the Berlin event on my Twitter page. Videos and slides from some of the talks should also be available shortly at DesktopSummit.org.

Thanks to the German organizers, the Desktop Summit 2011 was also taking place during Berlin's annual International Beer Festival.

The Internationales Bierfestival 2011 featured a record-setting two kilometer long biergarten, 18 musical performance stages, 300 breweries offering around two thousand different beers, and over 800,000 visitors. There were dozens of German and Bavarian breweries, along with others from around the world, including Heineken, Corona, and other non-Reinheitsgebot Scheiße producers. At this year's event I focused on benchmarking the remainder of the Bavarian/German breweries I have yet to experience, which I achieved except for just two or three of the breweries, due to running out of time when mixing it with the Desktop Summit. The official top-5 Phoronix ranking from the event (to not much surprise for any long-time Phoronix readers) is: Augustiner Hell, Stiegl Paracelsus Zwickl, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Kloster Andechs, and Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Naturtrüb. (There is also a bottle of "Kartoffelbier" from the event, except I haven't had the courage to try this potato beer yet so it remains packed away, but I digress.)

It was a great event, but certainly not as great as Oktoberfest, but there's just over one month anyways until it's time for Oktoberfest and the annual Phoronix beer meet-up.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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