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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I've been reading for years here things like: 'app x never crashed on me', 'app x crashed a zillion times on me so now I'm using (here you put whatever desktop you want), 'X desktop is faster and way more stable than desktop Y', 'no it's not'...

OSNews is crippled with that kind of things. I have no doubt people are telling the truth. However it might be time to understand apps, desktop and distros do NOT perform the same way on every computer.

Therefore I don't see the point telling 'my experience counts for something, yours doesn't'. They both weight the same in my humble opinion.

I'm a kde user (kubuntu and kde 3.5.7). I'm more or less satisfied but I do have some crashes here and there from different apps and most of my apps are too slow to start in my opinion (noticably slower than any app on Windows XP for example). My linux system is pretty good (dual core AMD, 2 Gb Dual channel DDR, 6600 GT PCIE, HDD SATA, SATA DVD and DVD Burner). Despite all that, I'm not sure it would be right to say kde is not stable, is slow and crashes all the time. Why ? Because it's my system and I know some other people reported kde works fine on their system. A conclusion that kde is good or bad, slow or fast etc. based on my only experience is pointless.

@ aseigo: please, do not reuse the 3.5 HIG (or a slightly modified version) for 4.x, rework it entirely.

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