Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:00 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released onto the world. "The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era." KDE 4.0 is the first release of "KDE 4", but take note that the developers have clearly stated that KDE 4.0 is not KDE 4, but more of a base release with all the underlying systems ready to go, but with still a lot of work to be done on the user-visible side. Download it from the KDE 4.0 info page. Update: Screenshots.
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RE: All this development time
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 22:47 UTC in reply to "All this development time"
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You're modded down, but you're not the only one disappointed. Check on open-source forums, in newsgroups, in mailing lists. Many many people have been disappointed by the poor decisions taken by the KDE team lately. It's definitely not a problem of lack of user feedback, just check out everything that's been said, check out the developer mailing lists, all critiques, all suggestions to improve the development versions of KDE, from the early alphas to RCs. Frankly, the KDE team hasn't heard the complaints and suggestions of its user base to improve eye-candy and usability. The final version is here, and, well, have a look at it. Linux people have complained about Vista's lack of refinement and testing. KDE4 is no better. When a development team starts ignoring its user base, it's time to wake up.

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