"This week Linux Online interviews David Faure. David is a
developer for KDE. He is the maintainer for apps such as kfm and
Konqueror. Konquerer is the promising new web browser designed by
the folks at KDE. He has also given lectures on the Linux circuit
around the world. Linux Online interviewed him about himself, his
work for KDE and Linux and the future of KDE."
"Linux Online: You've just released KDE 2. If you've been using
the KDE 1+ builds, what important improvements are built into KDE
"David Faure: KDE 2 has been under development for 18 months.
It's a major release, very different from KDE 1.1, so there are too
many improvements to list them all. The most important improvement
for the user is probably the full-featured web browser, Konqueror,
which has reached a level where it can honestly compete with the
other major Web browsers out there. The first release of KOffice is
a major step forward too, although it may not yet be as
fully-featured as the well-known commercial office suites. The KDE
2 desktop is also much more configurable than KDE 1 used to be, and
it's also less memory-hungry, thanks to a better design."
"But I think that the improvements are even greater for the
developers of KDE applications. The KDE libraries provide much more
than they used to, and with a much better design. This leads to
better applications for the user in the end, of course :)"