Mario Fux

Archive for February, 2014

Last chance ;-). And some more information.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

As my questionnaire is now open for two weeks I plan to give it another 24 hours and then close it. So you’ve still time till tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19, 23.59 UTC to fill in the survey and participate in the draw.

If you should need more time or planned to fill in the questionnaire after tomorrow night please ping me (unormal) on or write me an email (fuxkdeorg). And thank a lot to all the people who already filled it in: thank you!

And now a promise: this is the last time I write here to ask you to fill in this questionnaire. Next time I write about this topic I’ll write about results. Although my diploma thesis will be in German I’ll write some summaries or blog posts about the results in English and probably will do even a presentation or two about it.

And here yet another teaser: tomorrow I’ll blog on planet kde about the dates and topics of the Randa Meetings in August 2014 ;-)

Thanks for your help and please go on!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

First and foremost I’d like to thank all the people who already took some time and participated in the questionnaire for my diploma thesis and KDE.

But it’s not over yet (last chance is on 25th of February) and we still need more data and as a member of KDE I know we can do more and better. I got some feedback about the length of the questionnaire and that some questions (mostly the once at the beginning of the questionnaire about the 12 different tasks) are quite abstract and difficult. But please try it, try your best and take the time and brain power. The remaining part of the questionnaire (after these two pages with the tasks questions) is quite easy and quickly done.

So if you already started the questionnaire and gave up then or needed to run for something else: no problem, you can reopen the questionnaire and continue where you left. And don’t forget the chance to win something niceĀ  – but just if you complete and submit the questionnaire.

And if there are any questions, feedback or you need help don’t hesitate a moment to write me an email or ping me on IRC ( as unormal.

Thanks a lot for your help and tell your fellow KDE mates about this questionnaire
Mario Fux

I need your help. Diploma thesis about media choice and usage in KDE

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Dear KDE mates and contributors

Finally the end of my studies is near and thus I’m currently in the process of writing my diploma thesis. I’ve worked hard during the last weeks and months on a questionnaire which shall collect some data for my thesis. Furthermore the data of this survey will be interesting for the KDE community as well.

So please take some time and add it to your todo list or, even better, go directly to my questionnaire and help me make a great diploma thesis and improve the KDE community in some ways.

The questionnaire takes some 20 to 30 minutes and will show you some interesting facts about our community in the last 15 years. At the end of the questionnaire you’ll find a way to participate in a draw where you can even win something nice.

So once again: Old and young people of KDE, documentation writers, developers, translators, bug reporters and triagers, packagers and all the others of you who contribute to all that makes KDE a great community with great software and more, please take some time and help me to filled in questionnaires from all over the world.

Thanks to all for reading and helping and towards the summer of 2014 you can read here what all the data you gave me showed us and where we can learn and improve.

Thanks in advance
Mario Fux