Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to North America for the first time this series to talk to an IRC veteran and the author of ground-shaking, in-depth promotional articles on the interesting road towards KDE 4 - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Troy Unrau.
In what ways do you make a contribution to KDE?
I write user-oriented KDE press for The Dot, the most prominent example being the Road to KDE 4 series. I occassionally drop a few lines of code, but C++ is not my strong point. As time permits, I've contributed a few lines to KDE 4, such as moving some of the kdesktop code into krunner (screensaver controls) and a few other bits.
When did you first hear of KDE?
There were KDE 1.0 alpha RPM's on a CD for the first version of RedHat I tried... circa 1998 (not sure of the exact date). I had much difficulty getting KDE up and running at that time since I had a hardly supported Intel i740 video card and the only drivers were proprietary.
How and when did you get involved in KDE?