Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Last week KDE 4.5.4 was released for Windows. It was a late Christmas present from the KDE on Windows team and we were immediately interested in learning more about the project. In the first interview of the "Platforms" series, Pau Garcia i Quiles talks with Patrick Spendrin, the current release manager of KDE on Windows and asks, well, everything.
Name: Patrick Spendrin
Location: Leipzig, Germany
IRC nick: SaroEngels
Project: KDE on Windows
How and when did you get started with KDE on Windows?
I started using KDE back when I studied Physics around 2005.
Due to a programming job I had back then, I needed to switch back to Windows, but I still dreamed of having my favourite KDE applications. After hearing of the porting efforts in the pre-4.0 times, I joined the team back then.
Since I was nicely welcomed, I stayed.