Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:52 UTC, submitted by FrankKarlitschek
KDE "At last year's Akademy the vision of the Social Desktop was born and first presented to a larger audience. The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online communities and group collaboration to desktop applications and the desktop shell itself. One of the strongest assets of the Free Software community is its worldwide community of contributors and users who belief in free software and who work hard to bring the software and solutions to the mainstream."
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Social Desktop
by Isolationist on Mon 4th May 2009 17:23 UTC
Isolationist
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2006-05-28

I am mostly a recluse by choice, so this feature will be of no use to me. In fact my only connection to the outside world is OSNews ...

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RE: Social Desktop
by Tuishimi on Mon 4th May 2009 17:39 UTC in reply to "Social Desktop"
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2005-07-06

Thank you for the chuckle!

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by Hiev on Mon 4th May 2009 19:57 UTC
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2005-09-27

It is already done and is called FaceBook.

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RE: ...
by m_abs on Tue 5th May 2009 00:47 UTC in reply to "..."
m_abs Member since:
2005-07-06

It is already done and is called FaceBook.

Does facebook help with group collaboration? Document sharing?

There would be little point in building a facebook clone.

Try reading the blog post this story links to and the comments on it.

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by Hiev on Tue 5th May 2009 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Does facebook help with group collaboration? Document sharing?

Yes it does, and many other things via pluggins.

http://technochondria.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/facebook-enables-sea...

Edited 2009-05-05 01:32 UTC

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RE: ...
by google_ninja on Wed 6th May 2009 21:13 UTC in reply to "..."
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Dude, facebook doesn't start with a K

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RE: ...
by segedunum on Thu 7th May 2009 10:13 UTC in reply to "..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

It is already done and is called FaceBook.

Yep and it faces the many well documented problems that web apps have and why people are looking to integrate social networking applications into desktop applets.

Besides, there's no reason you couldn't integrate this with Facebook.

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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Mon 4th May 2009 20:17 UTC
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2007-12-16

I spent one evening figuring out what doesn't work in KDE 4.2.2 and came up with ~40 items of whom most are usability bugs and a couple incoherent behaviour of different apps. I didn't even bother to count Nepomuk or Amarok flaws since they are really at the 0.0.x level of development.

They really, really should just fix the basics first before trying to come up with something even more beta.

P.S. I am now waiting to have time to figure out which of these were already marked but not fixed and for which I might myself need to file a report.

I suppose they are all well known since I ain't a hardcore power user using my own hacks here and there.

Edited 2009-05-04 20:31 UTC

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by wakeupneo on Tue 5th May 2009 04:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
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2005-07-06

I didn't even bother to count Nepomuk or Amarok flaws since they are really at the 0.0.x level of development.


Of all the apps that have been migrated to KDE4...Amarok would have to be the biggest disappointment for me. They've butchered and overcomplicated what was once a killer app.

I hope some sanity will prevail and a 'mozilla-to-firefox-like' project will spring up to bring it back to something resembling usable. For now I'm steering clear though, which is a crying shame.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by KugelKurt on Wed 6th May 2009 08:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Amarok 2.0 was mainly a release to get the new (needed!) foundation into place. Since then Amarok undertook an usability review process. The results of that process will be applied to Amarok over time, starting with the 2.1 release: http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/2009_Sprint_Roadmap_and_TODO

No need for unsubstantiated calls for a fork.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by aunzim on Tue 5th May 2009 07:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
aunzim Member since:
2008-07-25

The time you consume whining here could've been used to file a couple of bug reports... ;)

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I like KDE for reasons like this
by crossbones on Mon 4th May 2009 21:21 UTC
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2009-04-23

"I am going to complain about bugs in KDE 4x but in no way have I or will I ever do anything to fix said bugs."

I like this idea. I dislike facebook because the only thing it seems to do well is blast the user with trvial life moments from high school classmates that they would otherwise have no contact with. At lest this seems like it could have some useful applications

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"I am going to complain about bugs in KDE 4x but in no way have I or will I ever do anything to fix said bugs."

I like this idea. I dislike facebook because the only thing it seems to do well is blast the user with trvial life moments from high school classmates that they would otherwise have no contact with. At lest this seems like it could have some useful applications


I wouldn't say it is totally useless; I know that the Green Party in New Zealand are big Linux/OpenSource supporters so something like this would be incredibly useful for collaboration during the election or establishing a strong support base with party members.

I know the party that I am with there is an embracing of technology - and I'm trying to push it further. It will be interesting to see politics in the future as more of my generation get involved and are no longer satisfied with the old way of doing things; a desire to create a genuine community around a given idea rather than the arms distance approach which exists today in the traditional party models.

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