So, as some of you may already know in the coming weeks I'll be moving to Norway. I'll be taking a fulltime position at Trolltech. A large part of my responsibilities there will be making sure that X11 is again a state of the art technology. Trolltech is committed to making the Open Source desktop stand out among all other solutions.

So during work I will be hacking on the X server itself, extensions, Mesa, DRI/DRM and fbdev. Some might say that we'll be working on getting the world of graphics in the Open Source (mostly of course GNU/Linux) up to speed with OS X and the coming Microsoft Longhorn but the reality is that we want it better! A lot better. So with that in mind I hope to see many of you in Spain on aKademy 2005 where I'll be presenting many of the things we'll be working on and if you think that some of the recently announced solutions/hacks look cool, you haven't seen anything yet... :)


This is really cool news!

By ismail at Thu, 03/24/2005 - 17:47

Cool news, Zack, congratulations.

Just one quick question, if you ever read these comments... will your work relate to the stuff being done by the GNOME people in Novell? Will we see KDE working with Cairo? How about some of the nifty effects and technology in Luminocity?

To somebody who just idly follows Planet KDE and Planet GNOME, it looks like the GNOME people are doing far more cool graphics stuff than KDE, when it'd be cool if any work in one project was adopted by the other...

By Tom Chance at Thu, 03/24/2005 - 17:57

Wow, this is excellent news. Congratulations Zack!

By KDE User at Fri, 03/25/2005 - 06:35

This is good to hear. It seems that whenever new X11 extensions are introduced, GTK/GNOME always seems to have access to them first. I do hope that your new gig will help to change that.

By art cancro at Fri, 03/25/2005 - 15:12

this is exactly my idea. lately, gnome seems to be on the edge quite a bit. it be great if KDE would have such cool screenshots on several sites :D

By superstoned at Fri, 03/25/2005 - 23:55