Joining the Blue

I planned to announce this when it happened but got stuck with travels and work so it got delayed a bit (2 months :p).

I’m glad to say that I will be sponsored by Blue Systems to work on various parts of the Workspace, so far we have defined two areas of work:

  • Improve transparent file browsing (KIO) and make it available to all applications.
  • Improve web and online services integration into the Workspace, by adding a single point of configuration.

In these two months I have been working already on those areas making the first releases that will be included in the  upcoming netrunner version (4.2 Dryland SE). Both releases are designed to be a first stone of a much complete solution on which I will be working on at least  for the following 6 months.

For those of you who may be wondering, this changes nothing regarding my other KDE implications, I’m going to continue working on BlueDevil (bluetooth) and libsolid and other projects I’m cooking while others sleep :p

Let’s keep rocking !


  • mrnolucas

    I can’t wait to see KDE Webaccount Manager and sal-qml in action. Btw Blue Systems seems to grow pretty fast since first job posting in december ;p

  • Kevin Krammer

    Awesome, congratulations!

  • BajK

    But you will continue your impressive work on BlueDevil 2.0?

    • afiestas

      Re-read the last post part :p

  • Morten

    Who are “Blue Systems”? I see they sponsor a lot of cool projects, but not what they them selfs do.

  • IAnjo

    Please please please please be talking about the addition of fuse support to kio, like gvfs has.
    KDE deserves that awesome feature!

  • jospoortvliet

    Very cool to see you join the club working on awesome KDE stuff :D

    Talk to the LibFerris dude (monkeyiq, ben martin), I know he wants to work on KIO as well. His tech seems quite interesting…

    Also, it’d be nice to have something which somehow can share code with the GNOMIES. They’re usually not very open to that but luring one of them in with a couple of beers might work… It makes sure this stuff continues to be maintained in the longer term.