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Linux.Conf.Au.2001: Why KDE works

Mar 30, 2001, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Telsa Gwynne)

"This talk was given by Sirtaj Singh, whom I had met at the barbecue on the first night. I hate to break it to Slashdot posters, but it is actually possible for people in KDE and GNOME to get on. Sirtaj was a lot of fun to talk to."

"He started off by introducing himself. He's been involved with KDE for a long time but never as a "central" hacker (so he says). He's contributed bug-fixes, glue scripts, small apps and the like. But being on the edge but constantly involved means he's been able to watch it for ages."

"No screenshots here: with luck we've all seen the latest and greatest anyway. This talk is about large software projects, the highs, the lows, and how you keep a balance and interest going when you have people doing it for money and people doing it for love."

"Some history to start with: Matthias Ettrich had been doing Lyx and had met Qt then. Sirtaj was looking around for C++ libraries at the time, found Qt, and two days later saw the first KDE announcement."

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