Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 19:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE The KDE project has delayed the release of KDE 4.0 by two months. "We, The Release Team, hereby announce that we are extending the KDE 4.0.0 schedule 2 months by inserting an extra 2 Betas, as follows: September 24: Beta3. October 22: Beta4. November 19: Total Release Freeze. November 21: RC1. December 5: RC2. December 20: 4.0.0 tagged. We feel that there are crucial elements of the release that need more development time. The feature freeze (less exemptions) remains in effect."
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Fewer vs Less
by exigentsky on Sat 1st Sep 2007 00:15 UTC
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I know I'm being a bit anal about this, but when will people learn the difference between fewer and less? "Less exemptions" should be "fewer exemptions."

Another incredibly common and completely wrong phrasing is using "is" instead of "are." Don't people understand that is should not be used for plural!? "There's several things you need to understand..." Yikes! I'm in college and my professors mix these up all the time. It's particularly irritating that they are actually Americans that have been exposed to English all their lives. On the other hand, I came to the U.S. when I was about ten and yet I seem to have a better grasp of grammar. What happened there?

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Anyway, I'm glad the KDE project is choosing quality over simply meeting a schedule.

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