One quick correction: I somehow managed to mangle the date in the
original subject line. The date as stated in the actual message is
correct: 2021-12-03 (Friday) - 2021-12-05 (Sunday)

Am 16.11.21 um 18:19 schrieb Stefan Baur:
> Dear $ALL,
> As stated in the subject line, X2Go: The Gathering 2021 - AKA "Over
> 9000!" - will be an entirely virtual event and will take place from
> Friday afternoon, 2021-12-03, to Sunday afternoon/evening, 2021-12-05.
> If you're wondering what the “Over 9000!” is about, take a look at
> <!> and at
> <>,
> especially the box titled “COVID-19-Fälle” (active Covid-19 cases),
> which is way over 9000.
> Under normal conditions, X2Go: The Gathering would be the annual event
> where users, admins, and developers (including the i18n volunteers) of
> X2Go, as well as members from the Arctica project and the orca e.V.
> nonprofit meet face to face, to discuss current X2Go-related issues, fix
> open bugs, and have a good time getting to know each other.
> Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's X2Go: The
> Gathering will have to remain entirely virtual.
> Due to various reasons, we were unable to schedule the event earlier in
> the year, where Covid-19 infection numbers were lower and where meeting
> outside or keeping the windows open all day might have worked, so we're
> stuck with this late event date, which sadly coincides with the fourth
> Covid-19 wave here in Germany.
> This means we will be meeting via Jitsi and we will be live-streaming
> the event via YouTube. Links to the streams will be posted on
> <> each day
> before the stream begins.
> You can join in any time, even on short notice, no sign-up required.
> We will be updating the Wiki page
> <> as more
> information becomes available - especially the schedule, which is
> currently still in the works.
> We plan to release (at least) three new features for X2Go at or at least
> shortly after this year's X2Go: The Gathering, namely:
> - the HTML5 client
> - server-side X2Go-KDrive support, and
> - X2Go support in Remmina.
> The former two are currently already available via nightly builds, but
> we intend to declare them stable and turn them into a proper release.
> The latter should become available with the next Remmina release.
> Also, we intend to present the current state of X2Go-TCE on the
> Raspberry Pi.
> If time permits (and the individuals required for this are available for
> it), we will also attempt to move our bugtracker and git to our own
> gitlab instance (at least for new bugs).
> As this year's event is an entirely virtual event, there is not really a
> need for event sponsorships.
> However, if you're a company that had planned to sponsor the event, we'd
> appreciate it if you'd redirect the money to some paid work on X2Go
> instead.
> A list of companies/individuals available for this can be found
> here: <>
> If you're not sure what to sponsor - while the features already
> mentioned above are ready to be included in a stable release, they could
> still use some more love and affection.
> For example:
> - The HTML5 and Remmina clients don't support file and printer
>   sharing yet
> - The HTML5 client also lacks sound support
> - The HTML5 client only works with KDrive, not "classic" X2Go-NX
>   (to be honest, NX inside HTML5 doesn't really make sense since we are
>   about to release KDrive as stable, but if you feel you have a good
>   reason for it, let us know ...)
> - Remmina only works with "classic" X2Go-NX, not KDrive, and only on a
>   client that still supports X11 (even though Remmina in general also
>   works on a Wayland-only client) -> KDrive support would require a
>   shared library for KDrive, either written in GTK or with more low
>   level rendering toolskits (e.g. Glib-2.0 and Cairo, etc.).
> - KDrive probably needs some more work on the Windows (and possibly
>   macOS) Client side.
> - X2Go-TCE on the Pi, while functional in general, still has some
>   untested areas and is a little rough around the edges.
> - Also, we have been contacted once again regarding USB forwarding
>   support in X2Go, so anyone interested in co-sponsoring this feature
>   should speak up or at least contact me off-list - maybe we can get a
>   co-sponsoring going, lowering the cost for all parties involved.
> And of course, you can also make donations, either in general or
> specifically earmarked for X2Go, via orca e.V.
> The entire schedule, save for the time and date of the orca e.V. meeting
> on Sunday, is still in a state of flux. We may move some presentations
> to a Saturday slot, depending on the availability of the speakers
> involved. If you would like to present something, please contact me via
> E-Mail (<>) and let me know the title of
> your presentation/talk, the expected duration and the times you would be
> available. Of course, you can also pre-record your presentation/talk if
> you want, but you will have to upload it to YouTube yourself and let us
> know the link (it may be unlisted, but must not be marked "private").
> Sincerely,
> Stefan Baur, "X2Go: The Gathering" event organizer
> PS: Please heed the "reply-to" when replying, and make sure your reply
> gets sent only to <>, as this message is
> sent to multiple X2Go mailing lists at once (and it is likely you are
> not subscribed to all of them, so your replies would clog up the
> moderation queue for the others).
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