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Sydney Morning Herald: Scratching an Itch: a KDE Developer Speaks

Nov 04, 2002, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Sirtaj Singh Kang is one of the many developers. Taj, as he is better known, is one of two people who are nominated as official KDE spokespeople in Australia...

"How did you come to be involved with the KDE project?

"I've been interested in computers for a very long time, though I was exposed to Unix only when I came from India to study software engineering in Melbourne. While I recognised that it was probably not as newbie-friendly as it could be, I was impressed by the underlying simplicity and the solid, flexible environment to which it led.

"Around 1995, I used Linux to implement the university's time-tabling system as a Web application. I was very happy with Linux and the various tools available, it made for an easily maintained, programmer-friendly environment. Again, however, I had had experience with GUI programming on some Windows-based RAD tools and noted that the available GUI development tools were not up to scratch..."

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