Why does KDE work so well? Benjamin Meyer thinks he knows why, and he explains his thoughts in this Tribute to KDE. Benjamin is the lead developer of Kaim (screenshots), and has been working hard at porting this application from being Qt-only to a fully-fledged KDE application. In doing so, he has come in contact with the KDE development community and processes. Benjamin's experiences have led him to conclude that KDE's CVS culture, release strategy, and focus on consistency lead to polished, mature applications.