KDE.org: The People behind KDE: David Faure
Oct 16, 2000, 23:53 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What is your role within KDE?"
"Doing the dirty job :). Fixing bugs everywhere I can,
helping users and developers that have problems. I also work on
some Mandrake-specific KDE stuff. Oh, and when I have time after
all this, I work on improving konqueror and I plan to do more on
koffice in the future."
"How and when did you get involved in KDE?"
"Four years ago, a friend named Hugo had the excellent idea of
developing a talk program with an answering machine capability (the
only program capable of doing that was a Windows program). I liked
the idea and suggested to help him, but then he never started, so I
did it when I found some time. It worked great, but the announce
that tells the user about an incoming communication was, like in
the good old Unix talk daemon, a text message in a console, so it
lacked a nice dialog. Since another friend from the same school,
Cedric, had shown me KDE a week before, I thought I would use KDE
to create a message box for the talk daemon. Yes, it all started
from a message box ! But I really got involved in KDE when Torben
Weis was looking for someone to take over kfm's maintainance (kfm
is the file manager in KDE 1.1) and I said I would give it a