FEB
23
2007

Back to prime numbers

Last year I turned 30 and I know people still wonder when I end up being as old as I look. But on the way to this I pass today the next prime number - and I must say it feels much better than last year. The main reason is that I have a new job. This may suprise one or two, but it shouldn't.

Don't panic, I still work for SUSE. But I teamed up with my wife, who is also a software engineer and we decided to create a product on our own in the after hours. This is also the reason you may have missed me on the release-team mailing list so far. I just don't know how much time I will have left for KDE and openSUSE over this other project. It's a pretty radical change, so please bear with me if you expect me to do something that I don't do in the timeframe you're used to.

Anyway, what is this project about? I can't really say much about it at this point. It basically just passed early beta tests (which is also the reason I had some time for KConfig love) and we're both already pretty happy with it. I uploaded an early Screenshot in case you wonder what it looks like.

Of course it will take some time before we can release it - but as you know me, I'm the born release dude: we schedule for early august and perhaps KDE 4.0 can rally with it - I wouldn't mind if KDE beats us.

Comments

Excellent design, it seems.

Please come back to report on the first usability tests. In my own experience, you should have some time to write them during this august nights :-)


By kleag at Fri, 02/23/2007 - 11:35

I hope it works out as intended. It seems a pretty big project :D


By superstoned at Fri, 02/23/2007 - 12:16

:D

Nice reverse-engineered UML diagram you have there.


By taj at Fri, 02/23/2007 - 13:44

Best wishes for you and your family!

Torsten


By Torsten Rahn at Fri, 02/23/2007 - 14:57