Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2008 20:09 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released on January 11th, after a number of delays; the months preceding the release, the KDE developers tried very hard to downplay expectations. KDE 4.0.0 was just the first release in the KDE 4 series, and such, should not be seen as the best possible representation of the KDE 4.0.0 vision. So, when I installed KDE 4.0.0 on my Ubuntu Gutsy installation last Friday, I knew what to expect: KDE 4 Developer Release 1 (yes, I am a BeOS guy - how did you know?). Read on for a few quick first impressions.
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The K Menu
by jasutton on Mon 14th Jan 2008 01:17 UTC
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Thom couldn't figure out how to add the old K menu back to the panel. The way to do it is to pull up the plasmoids box and drag the K Menu plasmoid directly from there onto the panel. If you drag it to the desktop first (or double click it to add it to the desktop), and then try to drag it to the panel, it won't work. Three cheers for usability. ;)

I recently wrote a blog post on KDE 4.0 which came to many of the same conclusions, the biggest point being that you shouldn't bring a project out of alpha stage until it's feature complete. Otherwise users will no doubt expect more features than are present (like, say, configuration dialogs that configure). ;)

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