People Behind KDE: Eike Hein

In a brand new series of People Behind KDE we meet a coder from the KDE heartland, Germany who enables us to communicate with the global developer community through Konversation. Someone who is not satisfied with a static terminal window, tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Eike Hein.


Oh, come on ... Southpark avatars are ok for blogs, but "People Behind KDE" IMHO should allow a quick peek into the real life of developers. So unless you're completely disfigured and don't have the guts to show your face that means: We would prefer a real photo ...

By southpark phantom at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

Whether someone wants to post a pic or not is none of your business really.

Good interview, I like these stories. Gives a more personal feel to the project and lets people know who's working on what.

By Leo S at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

I use both Konversation and Yakuake every day - love them both!

I'm using Kubuntu now, but I have used Gentoo some years ago - Kuroo looks amazing!

By Joergen Ramskov at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

I think labeling Germany as the heartland of KDE is a bit presumptuous. Surely KDE contributers are spread out all over the world.

Otherwise, the interview was a fine read. Eike Hein has a artful style of writing. Maybe we can expect a novel some day?

By EP at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

I'm fine with giving the Germans the credit they deserve! Let's all do our best to outdo them in the next year, though.

By Martin at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

Though of course KDE contributors span the globe, Germany has long been regarded as the "heartland" of KDE - the project started and had its early years dominated by the country. Even in the present day, take a look at the concentration of contributors here: http://worldwide.kde.org/pics/fullmap-nonames.jpeg


By Danny Allen at Thu, 2007/01/04 - 6:00am

thanks for the link. I just added myself :)

By Johann Ollivier... at Fri, 2007/01/05 - 6:00am

Why are there so few KDE people on the American west coast?

By Martin at Fri, 2007/01/05 - 6:00am

Kudos to Danny for taking over The People Behind KDE interviews.
I'm pretty sure that under your direction they will be as successful as all your other KDE work!

Congrats on your first and wonderful interview!

By Tink at Fri, 2007/01/05 - 6:00am

I have switched over to ubuntu from xp very recently. I am finding a lot of material on line too. I have recently installed kopete and am finding it extremely hard to get any help from KDE. Problem is this -
1. It does not show me the handbook
2. If i am to use the webcam, i am not able to chat with my webcam.

Is there anyone whom i can contact or get suggestion from? Please let me know.


By Venkatesh at Thu, 2007/01/25 - 6:00am

You should try installing kbuntu. This will help you:
apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Try after that, and report if the documentaion is not showing up.

By Anonymous bin Ich at Sat, 2007/05/26 - 5:00am