The Call for Papers for the Linux Plumbers Conference in September in Portland is out now. It's a conference about the core infrastructure of Linux systems: the part of the system where userspace and the kernel interface. It's the first conference where the focus is specifically on getting together the kernel people who work on the userspace interfaces and the userspace people who have to deal with kernel interfaces. It's supposed to be a place where all the people doing infrastructure work sit down and talk, so that each other understands better what the requirements and needs of the other are, and where we can work towards fixing the major problems we currently have with our lower-level APIs.
I am running the Audio microconf of the Plumbers Conference. Audio infrastructure on Linux is still heavily fragmented. Pro, desktop and embedded worlds are almost completely seperate worlds. While we have quite good driver support the user experience is far from perfect, mostly due because our infrastructure is so balkanized. Join us at the Plumbers Conference and help to fix this! If you are doing audio infrastructure work on Linux, make sure to attend or -- even better -- submit a paper!
See you in Portland!