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Florian Bruhin

The-Compiler
Rüti ZH, Switzerland

About me

Hi! I'm Florian Bruhin and the main developer of the qutebrowser project. I finished my Bachelor of Science in September 2019 and am now only employed ~16h per week (40%).

This means I can now spend a considerable amount of time on my passion: Working on open-source/free software. I founded my own company (Bruhin Software) for some additional freelancing work, but my main goal is to work on what I enjoy and find important - which means mostly qutebrowser!

I also contribute to other projects I use often:

  • I'm one of the maintainers of pytest as well as various plugins such as pytest-qt.
  • I'm involved in the herbstluftwm window manager and hosting its website and other infrastructure.
  • I've contributed to dozens (hundreds?) of other projects - whenever I see something I feel like I can improve without spending too much time on it, I try to do so!

About qutebrowser

qutebrowser logo A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and Qt.

In late 2013, I started qutebrowser. After it gained a bigger userbase than I had initially expected, I worked full-time on it for some months, supported by crowdfundings (2016 and 2017). This allowed me to invest a lot of time into qutebrowser and implement major new features.

During my studies, it became clear that qutebrowser grew into much more than just a hobby: Even the minimum maintenance work needed to keep things running filled up the free time I was able to invest.

Now that my studies are finished, I'd like to pick up pace again by working on qutebrowser part-time. That way, I can make sure that it gets the love and maintenance it deserves. Your donations will help me to keep this sustainable for a long time.

You can find my current priorities in the roadmap.

Perks

(Note: For people who signed up in 2019, different perks were available. See the archived PDF of this page for details.)

👕 If you donate a total of $35 (or more) before ~October 2021, I'll send you a qutebrowser t-shirt. (exact deadline TBD, might be November or December, last updated in September 2021)

💌 For the $3, $5 and $15 levels, I'll send you some qutebrowser stickers if you keep those levels long enough (five months, three months and one month, respectively). The first batch of stickers will be sent in May 2020. After that, I plan to send out stickers around once per month. It's currently unclear whether later sticker batches will be shipped, see above for a tentative deadline.

All rewards are optional. Please read the Sponsors FAQ for detailed information on the rewards.

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Featured work

  1. qutebrowser/qutebrowser

    A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5.

    Python 7,367
  2. pytest-dev/pytest

    The pytest framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing

    Python 7,995
  3. herbstluftwm/herbstluftwm

    A manual tiling window manager for X11

    C++ 760
  4. pytest-dev/pytest-qt

    pytest plugin for Qt (PyQt4, PyQt5 and PySide) application testing

    Python 244
  5. The-Compiler/pytest-xvfb

    A pytest plugin to run Xvfb for tests.

    Python 45
  6. The-Compiler/journalwatch

    Simple log parsing utility for the systemd journal

    Python 26

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$25 a month

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$35 a month

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$100 a month

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See the main text and the Sponsors FAQ for detailed information.