Very soon after joining the KWin development team almost five years ago, I realized that KWin would need at least one full time developer. It is one of the most important parts for the user experience of the KDE Plasma Workspaces and we have seen quite often that important changes for the user experience could not be implemented due to lack of manpower.
With the upcoming required changes like Qt 5 and Wayland the need for developers is increasing. I think it’s currently a wonderful time to join the KWin development. It’s a very interesting and challenging work and working on KWin means working on the future of the free desktop.
Lately I had more possibilities to work on KWin and starting from January I will join Blue Systems for working on KWin. I want to thank Blue Systems for this great opportunity and also for all the other sponsored work in the KDE community.
I’m really excited about this new possibility and are looking forward to it. I want to use this chance to work on bringing KWin to the world of Wayland. As explained in my blog post about the current state of development, I’m very satisfied with all the preparation work which went into KWin and I think it’s now in a state that we can start hacking on it And I hope to see lots of involvement from the community. All the work will go directly into master, so it will be easy to test the new features but also easy to contribute to it. I intend to continue setting up simple tasks for the community and announce them through my blog.