KDE Contributor and Developer Conference

2004 KDE Community World Summit

Speaker: Leon Shiman

Language: English

Talk is scheduled for: Sunday, 22nd of August 2004, 08:45 - 09:45

Check the Schedule for an overview of all talks during this conference.

A detailed review of the component architecture of MAS, in relation to KDE's architecture, current usage, known needs, and design targets. A proposal for step-by-step integration of MAS into KDE, and the KDE development process. Considering MAS as a common standard, platform-independent network infrastructure for media of all data types.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Composing and managing elementary modules to process data streams, with more than one data source and heterogeneous data types
  • Managing local and network flow control
  • Concept of ports in MAS and aRts
  • Automatic builds
  • Functionality of (aRts) modules and (MAS) assemblages
  • Building client applications in MAS and aRts

About Leon Shiman

Leon Shiman

Leon Shiman holds an PhD from MIT and is President at Shiman Associates Inc, who are software architects and specialists in network windows and media for Unix and Linux ( He is architect for the MAS Media Application Server (, Founding Member of X.Org, XOrg Foundation, and on the Board of Directors, advisor at the Open Source Stds and IT policy to State of Massachusetts. He is ANSI ASC/X12F2 Co-Chair EDI for energy industry and member of the Board of Directors of Utility Industry Group. Worked as Director of Computing in MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

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