lunedì 28 giugno 2010

PMC @ Akademy

Hey everybody,
as announced by Marco I'll give a talk at Akademy and it'll be about Plasma Media Center.

I'll try to show you the progresses we reached so far and what's the general idea behind PMC.

More precisely, the following points are going to be discussed:

  • What is PMC?
  • Which use case scenarios suite for PMC?
  • How Plasma helps a media center come true?
  • How to behave with 10-feet interfaces?
I hope you'll find this interesting for your tastes :)

Anyway, see you at akademy!!

martedì 8 giugno 2010

PMC - little status update

Yo ppl, long time not posting anything: too bad :/

For those who still don't know PMC stands for Plasma Media Center.
I know you're not hearing back from the media center land but we are working hard to deliver a great user experience plus we're shy developers and don't want too much attention :p. Joking, actually we'll show you what we're achieving so far as soon as we get something usable.

The little status update is about the Nepomuk influence in PMC which finally is taking its path. I've just added the ability to browse through Nepomuk resources. No boring navigation through your pictures path, just fire PMC up and browse through the indexed photos.

When nepomuk is enabled you can add the folders you want pictures from. Currently such paths have to be present in the nepomukstrigirc config file but soon PMC will check this for you and eventually add them. If you don't specify any path PMC will show you every single indexed picture on your PC :p.

Such new feature is still not there on the SVN as i'd like to move the nepomuk interaction code somewhere lower level in order to eventually allow any backend to take advantage of it.

This is just a little feature we're working on PMC and I won't anticipate anything further. Just to let you know, though, there'll be a meeting in #plasma-mediacenter, likely this weekend, and we'll discuss some important priorities we want to focus our efforts on. So you're all invited to take part, especially if you want to contribute as there are jobs for you :)

The techbase page is always there if you want more info.

P.S.: Just almost forgetting:
And that's the first time for me so I hope to meet you all live :p