Trolltech, makers of the Qt application development framework used by KDE and the
"It's amazing to be given the opportunity to concentrate on KDE, especially
Matthias Ettrich, VP of Engineering at Trolltech and KDE's Founder, added, "KDE is more than just a showcase for Trolltech. It brings Linux to the desktop, and thus it is a major day-to-day working environment at Trolltech. Aaron is a long-term and well-known KDE contributor. He has a vision, he does great work, and he can become a figure that leads the KDE desktop experience to a higher level. I'm happy that we can help him work on KDE full-time."
Since the introduction of the Mac in 1984, mainstream environments have treated the desktop as a file manager view. The user is allowed to put icons there but it's pretty much a world of its own separate from the rest of the desktop, and is often obscured by windows.
The goal and mandate of Plasma: to take the desktop as we know it and make it relevant again. Breathtaking beauty, workflow driven design and fresh ideas are key ingredients. "It is time that the desktop caught up with modern computing practices and once again made our lives easier and more interesting when sitting in front of the computer," says Seigo.
About Aaron J. Seigo
Aaron J. Seigo began developing software for the UNIX platform in 1991 and