KDE.org: The People behind KDE: Waldo Bastian
Oct 10, 2000, 08:18 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What is your role within KDE?"
"I try to ensure that the fundaments of KDE are technically
sane, reliable and well-performing. I also edited the last
incarnation of KDE's style guide and promote this to others as so
ensure that the whole of KDE has a consistent look and
"How and when did you get involved in KDE?"
"It must have been around the last beta-release before KDE 1.0
that I upgraded my libc only to discover that that broke netscape.
In search for a working browser I came across KFM, the file manager
of KDE, and was surprised to see that it could show quite some
web-pages and was faster than netscape. Unfortunately it crashed a
lot as well. The difference between KFM and netscape was that KFM
came with source so I could debug my crashes and found out that
some of them weren't that hard to fix. One thing led to another and
the following months I spent many hours improving the layout of
HTML-tables and adding better support for HTML forms."
"How much time do you spend on KDE?"
"About 10 - 11 hours a day.. somewhat less in the weekends.
That's without the time I spend under the shower trying to think of
better solutions for the harder problems."