[Openchrome-devel] OpenChrome Project status update presentation at the upcoming XDC2017

Kevin Brace kevinbrace at gmx.com
Thu Sep 14 02:48:50 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

I know it sounds like a shameless self promotion, but I was chosen to do a presentation about OpenChrome Project at XDC2017 (X Developer Conference 2017) being held over at Google HQ between September 20th to 22nd, 2017.


It is titled "Reviving the Development of OpenChrome," and considering where OpenChrome was at 2 years ago, I think it is an appropriate title.
Several people have noted that somehow OpenChrome got the speaking slot over AMD Radeon and Nouveau project.


I do not personally know the reason behind why OpenChrome got the speaking slot, but if I were to speculate, probably because I am new to the scene in terms of the relative years of experience (roughly 2 years of working on OpenChrome non-stop) and someone who is not an employee of a corporation that works on a FOSS graphics stack (i.e., AMD and Intel comes to my mind).
Perhaps, the organizers wanted someone new to the scene to present, and I happened to be such person.
Personally, I was cautiously optimistic that OpenChrome will be chosen when I sent in the proposal, so I was not too surprised when I received an e-mail notifying me of the acceptance.
    Of course, I should not give away what I will talk about here considering that the conference will be livestreamed online and YouTube clip from the conference will be available shortly after.
That being said, I am feeling a little good about the OpenChrome Project considering that I finally figured out why the drm-next-4.13 was not working (https://cgit.freedesktop.org/openchrome/drm-openchrome/commit/?h=drm-next-4.13&id=3c08ec601bb1ccd5ff58a9101317b728aa7204bd) this afternoon, and got Xubuntu 16.04.3 to boot with Linux 4.13 rc5 for the first time.
Maybe I should have kept that good news until XDC2017 presentation, but I just wanted to get the code change out of the door so that I can start concentrating on preparing for the XDC2017 presentation.
As a result, I will not be working on OpenChrome code too much for the next 10 or so days.
That's all for now and I will now (seriously) start preparing for my XDC2017 presentation.

Kevin Brace
OpenChrome Project maintainer / developer

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