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Interview with KDE creator, Matthias Ettrich

Apr 30, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Linux Journal magazine has published an interview with the creator of the “K Desktop Environment” (KDE), Matthias Ettrich, about KDE's roots, history, and successes, and his thoughts on GNOME and future plans for KDE. Quoting from the interview . . .

LJ: How do you find the current popularity of KDE?”

Ettrich: Beyond all expectations, really. We see more and more contributors, more languages, more applications. And we see KDE code move onto other platforms. Recently Apple came up with their new browser for the Macintosh, which they built on top of KHTML and KJS, two of the more important pieces of KDE technology. Thanks to KDE's use of the GNU (L)GPL and Apple's cooperation, we not only will see improvements in Konqueror soon, but we also vastly increased the development and maintenance team of our HTML render component. The fewer people that browse with MSIE, the better for the Web . . .”

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