People of KDE: Cornelius Schumacher

Tink's weekly report from the steady journey through our fellowship features today the author of Kandy and the present maintainer of the highly-praised KOrganizer. We thus name Cornelius Schumacher. He also co-authored a nice new developer tool dubbed KBugBuster and is a trusted member of the KDE-PIM team. We now get the chance to learn more about him and his passions. Thank you, Cornelius. And thank you, Tink, for another interesting interview.

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by Uwe Thiem (not verified)

The ZX 81 was his first computer. Mine as well. That was a box (well, rather a cigarette box). 1 KB of ram, including video ram.


by Andy "Storm" Go... (not verified)

Where is the typical "People of KDE" image that is always used for Tink's reports?

by Carbon (not verified)

Yes, this article has the "Community & Events" icon, whereas most of the interviews have the "Interviews" icon. Btw, why does the interviews icon have a lion on it, anyways?

by Andy "Storm" Go... (not verified)

Is it a lion? Hard to tell... it wears glasses and it looks more like a monkey :-)

KDE people = a bunch of primates? :-)

by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

It sorta looks like it means something (is it the Interviewer? is it the Interviewee?) in the interview context, but on closer look who the heck knows what it really is? That just makes it laugh-out-loud funny to me. :)

In case you haven't noticed, all the dot topic icons are lifted directly out of an old KDE cvs. Original art wasn't something I particularly put much thought into for this site. But I've always been fond of the topic icons... most especially when compared to the Gnotices ones. :-P

For that matter, our original grey logo was thrown together by Kurt in GIMP based on my own previous pathetic attempt to make one in Killu. We stayed with that black and white thing for a long time! Then q cured us of that, by designing the popular dot logo you see today. :)

by Evan "JabberWok... (not verified)

Is the original logo still available, preferably in a higher res format? I kinda liked it, and seem to recall that it would have gone into wallpapers, etc. nicely.


by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

kdedotnews.old.gif is all that I have. Maybe see if Kurt wants to whip up something high-resolution for you. Note that the wheel is just another icon pulled out of an old KDE cvs. Everything else is font work with the Gimp.

by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

Oh, don't get me wrong. I quite liked it too.

by Tackat (not verified)

Well if you rip an icon out of context then that's your own problem :-)

The lion is being used for dvi-files. People who are used to TeX-files and stuff associated with it can't really avoid to meet the tex-lion or the metafont-cat somewhere in the (La)TeX-Documentation.


by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

Hehe, I see. Mea culpa, most certainly and intentionally! :)

I'm one of the fangled TeX users who's never touched a real live TeX book, and so haven't met the mascot. Thank you info and Google!


by Tink (not verified)

Maybe I can submit my own icon?
A little Tinkerbell fairy who sprinkles magic dust to get kde hackers to talk?

Just a thought ;-)


by Rob Kaper (not verified)

> Is it a lion? Hard to tell... it wears glasses and it looks more like a monkey :-)

Damn, a monkey? Ximian bought the Dot! ;-)

by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

Fixed, seems the article got filled under "Community and Events" rather than "Interviews" when I wasn't looking. It's debatable which category it fits best under, but all the other interviews are at least now filled in the same category...

by Thorsten Schnebeck (not verified)

Ohh, maybe its a goot idea to put a release date one every interview page, quite nice if yo read the old once a second time.



by Dario Abatianni (not verified)


The article said something about an NEdit plugin for KDevelop. Where can I find it? For I love this piece of software (if only there was a KDE port of this concept... *sigh* :))

Dario "Eisfuchs" Abatianni

by Cornelius Schumacher (not verified)

It's in CVS (HEAD branch of kdevelop).

by Dario Abatianni (not verified)


by Johnny Andersson (not verified)

Sounds to good to be true. Must try it...

by Syllten (not verified)

But when is the beta2 coming? Isn't it suposed to be here now?

by hal (not verified)

Mhm, maybe because is down ?
Can't ping and can't reach mailman interface.

Hope there will be some debian sid binarys.
But I don't think ther will ;)

have fun

by Ian Reinhart Geiser (not verified)

actually CVS had been dead since monday along with ftp uploads and the mailing list.
they are down for maintance. no, cvs is not magicly provided, VA dontes the bandwidth and server space.

i know most linux users are use to the free ride, but maby this could be a time to send cash / hardware or thanks to the people who maintain these systems. Special thanks to those who allready contribute way more than their fair share.

just my 2cents...

-ian reinhart geiser

by Nadeem Hasan (not verified)

Ian, You spelling sucks :-) Anyway, it was nice talking to you the other day at LWCE.

by Holger 'zecke' ... (not verified)

Wasn't the KDE e.V. created to legally receive donations? What about creating
a kde e.V. website and register at paypal. Then everbody can just donate what
they wan't and the KDE e.V. manages this pool of money.

Just my 0,02Euro

by Neil Stevens (not verified)

Well, it was created to enter into the Free Qt Foundation, but it expanded into accepting donations.

As for fundraising, I think it'd be best if KDE eV could raise the cash then pay for the cvs and master services directly, this way there would be real leverage for when the thing does down. The please will have to be done without snide comments about "free rides," though.

by Neil Stevens (not verified)

ugh, s/please/pleas/

And about "Free rides," who's writing the stupid code anyway? I see no free ride here anyway.