A Short Intro
In what ways do you make a contribution to KDE?
I'm a developer of Kopete. I work on the Kopete core, and on some plugins. I was the MSN plugin maintainer, but now I'm more focused on Jabber.
When did you first hear of KDE?
When I first installed Linux in 1999, it was a SuSE 6.1 with KDE 1.1.1 as default desktop. Once i tried it i liked it. There was not really any competition at this time, GNOME 1.0 was not even released yet.
How and when did you get involved in KDE?
My first contribution was a chess game for KDE 1. But it was not so nice and not really published.
Are you being paid to work on KDE?
I'm not. Although I have been sponsored by Google last year in the Google Summer of Code program to work on khotkeys. Thanks to them.
How much time do you usually spend on KDE?
That depends of my life. I already spend at least half an hour per day to read KDE mailing lists.
Which section of KDE is underrated and could get more publicity?
Konqueror as a web browser. I've seen too many people using Firefox on KDE. Generally because the distribution uses Firefox as the default browser.
What do you think is still badly missing in KDE?
Now that I have a laptop, I'm missing a fast tool to quickly switch from one network to another.
Do you have any plans for KDE 4?
Yes, I have lots of plans. But I don't know if I will be able to do everything.
What motivates/keeps you motivated to work on KDE?
The original reason was that I like to code and I was happy to code something useful for the me and community.
What chances do you see in your country for KDE as a desktop platform?
Over the time, I notice that Linux gets more publicity and users.
Which text editor do you use? Why?
KDevelop, because I like the class tree, the autocompletion, and all advantages of the Kate part.
Which distribution do you use? Why?
I'm using Archlinux on my desktop, and Frugalware on my laptop. My favourite distribution is Archlinux because it has more package, even if I think Frugalware is technically better.
What is KDE's killer app? Why?
Difficult to choose one. Kopete, Amarok, Konqueror, Akregator. That's just a small list of applications I use everyday and i find really great.
What makes you develop for KDE instead of the competition?
Because I started with KDE.
What does your desktop look like?
Appearance is not the most important think for me, so it's basically the default theme.
What type is your laptop/desktop? What is it named?
My desktop is a Pentium 2.5Ghz, with Xinerama dual screen. (Named 'p800' for historical reasons.)
What is your most embarrassing KDE moment?
At a time, there was tensions and flames with someone on the Kopete mailing list. It was impossible to agree on important decision. It was really a bad moment in my Kopete development history. Specially because I still think all his arguments were completely stupid.
Did you go to Akademy in Spain? Will you go to Dublin?
I didn't go to Akademy. The main reason is that I don't understand spoken English.
First things first. Married, partner or up for adoption?
I'm up for adoption
Do you have any pets?
Not personally, even if my family has a cat.
If someone visits your country, which spot is a must-see?
If he (or she) comes in my city, I'll invite him/her to drink a beer :-)
Which book is on your bedside table?
I don't read books anymore :-)
Richard Stallman or Linus Torvalds?
What do you get passionate about?
You're stuck on a train for 6 hours and are bored out of your skull. What do you do to amuse yourself?
I think to diverse things without importance. Look on the windows. I sometimes think about future development I could do.
What is your favourite t-shirt?
The only geek t-shirt I have is the Google Summer of Code one. And this is probably my favourite one.
What is your favourite place in the world?