Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2007 20:50 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE "The KDE Community is happy to release the fourth Beta for KDE 4.0. This Beta aimed at further polishing of the KDE codebase and we would love to start receiving feedback from testers. As KDE has largely has been in bugfix mode, this latest Beta aims to encourage testers to have a look at it to help us find and solve the remaining problems and bugs. Besides the stabilization of the codebase, some minor features have been added, including but not limited to much work on Plasma, the KDE 4 desktop shell. Sebastian Kugler notes: 'The improvements have been huge, and plasma is much closer to what it needs to be before the release. I am confident we will be able to finish it and present a very usable plasma to our userbase with KDE 4.0. We will then be able to extend on that and present truly innovative desktop interfaces throughout the KDE 4 lifecycle.'"
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Plasma - GUI
by pupdawg on Wed 31st Oct 2007 12:29 UTC
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Don't take this the wrong way the I'm not complaining about anything below I'm just listing concerns. If you read this after the release of KDE4 then I'm complaining ;-)

I've read a lot about KDE4 technologies and it does sound like a good platform for Linux but I'm a bit concerned about the state of the GUi and the December release date. I should hope they are going to shape it up before release. It just looks very cheap. after seeing some of the concepts this current GUI does not look very polished at all... ruff edges missing gradients ugly toolbars + window decorations and the scroll bars and progress bars are butt ugly.

I'm hoping for this kind of polish but I don't think so considering the dec release date. I've posted this many times but for those that have not seen this great mock-up.

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