Interview with the Konqueror core team

OSnews is running a nice interview with Konqueror developers Dirk Mueller, Waldo Bastian, Carsten Pfeiffer and Simon Hausmann about what the future holds in store for Konqueror. Most of the covered topics are familiar to the frequent reader, but some stuff -- such as details of the Atheos port, font handling, and plans for improved CSS2 support -- is very interesting. One of the most fascinating things about open source is that you get to watch the actual development process. Read the whole interview here. (The story was also covered by Slashdot, so masochistic inclined people like me might want to read through those comments as well.)

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by reihal (not verified)

Don't, just don't, link to that dump.

by Navindra Umanee (not verified)

What link?


by Rob Kaper (not verified)

Some people apparently do not like Slashdot. Agreed, there's a bunch of losers on there. That's why one can browse at +2 or higher. Problem solved. :-)

by you (not verified)

No, not these days. Too many IE using MS goobers who think their 1337 'cause they surf /. and l.c have moderation rights. One example is where a poster said Mozilla was written in C. That post was scored 4.... 4 for christ's sake.


Real posts are rated 2 or 3 maybe and by the looks of things will soon be 1 because the real linux hackers sysadms and like who do post will be so over the slashweenie's head that he/she will be ignored down 'cause that slashposer wont understand the content.

STOP going to /.
If you want technology, come to the dot. (been getting a large % of /. anyway)
If you want culture, go to K5
If you want code, go to sf
but please leave /. to lamers, gamers and |-|/\><0R5

by gjw (not verified)

There is a development contest about KDE at the German linux site

Isnt it ironic that the best KDE2 developer gets the KDE2 development book?

by someone (not verified)

I doubt they search the best KDE 2 developer. It's a contest for beginners which can win it by using tutorials and/or online version of the book. Besides the book is only one possible prize.

by Iuri Fiedoruk (not verified)

What happens with reaktivate.
I tryied compiling it from cvs without sucess, there are a lot of code errors.
Is this being worked, or was just a "summer dream"? :)
I wish I could find a rpm to test it :)

by Rob Kaper (not verified)

Reaktivate is merely a Konqueror plugin, not developed by the core KHTML/Konqueror developers. Ask Malte (malte at kde dot org) or Niko (wildfox at kde dot org) about it, since they are the brains behind it.

by ac (not verified)

The famous Mr Faure is missing.

by me (not verified)

The famous Mr Knoll was missing too...

by Aaron J. Seigo (not verified)

this interview was "held" on the kfm-devel mailing list. basically, the writer posted a series of questions in an email and whoever felt like answering did so. so it wasn't anything very formal or an attempt for inclusivity. and yet ... all the questions got answered. very "open source". =)

by Carbon (not verified)

Wait a sec, if it was held on a kde mailing list, how is it an "exclusive" interview?

by not me (not verified)

It isn't, really. As someone said on Slashdot, "An exclusive interview means that the interviewees have agreed not to talk to anyone else, not that you were the only ones to bother intervewing them."