Okay so I can say 2007 sucked the big one, but 2008 is looking good so far.
2006-2007 had been a pretty rough time for me. In 2006 I set aside my consulting company and my wife left me. It was a little too much drama and change for me. 2007 was pretty much set dealing with the crap that followed all the changes of 2006. I would like to apologize to everyone for letting KDE Developers fall by the wayside at that time. Special thanks for jriddell and beineri for picking up the slack there.
So now here we are 2008 and I'm ready to get back into OSS development again. I regret missing the difficult part of KDE 4, but alas, I am sure there is more than enough work to be done yet on the project. I am curious to see how QtScript is going to impact KDE, and well dbus so far has been an utter disappointment from my POV. I think if one doesn't exist, I will need to port the dcop command line tool to dbus since the dbus command line tool is well disappointing.
I have been working on my own project Flo during my pause. Sad when coding is your lifeline, but its been a place I can experiment with Qt 4.x technology. Its a mind mapping tool, but its largely incomplete.
Other than that I have been increasingly obsessed with concepts behind the wiki and how to build that more into a desktop. I have also because of my curious employment become very interested in ways to make KDE more thinclient friendly. Making a remote desktop is easy... now lets get remote filesystems, usb, and audio :)
So what will 2008 bring? Who knows, but it cant be any worse than the last two years! First thing is first though. I need to do a svn checkout and build asap :)