Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2008 14:41 UTC, submitted by superstoned
KDE "I think it's really necessary to respond to some criticism seen on the reactions to the latest OSnews article. I won't go into the article itself, imho it's rather negative, but hey. From an user's perspective, it makes sense to only review 3 or 4 parts of KDE 4 and complain about them, and ignore all the other brilliant pieces of work in there, right? On to the responses, I found this reaction by dagw to be the most typical. Well. That's painful. So, is he right? Did we make the wrong decision? Let's look at it from a broader perspective for a while. Let's see it in the Grand Scheme of Things to Come."
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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by tim_mcc on Tue 15th Jan 2008 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
tim_mcc
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Aaron,

As an OSS developer myself, I know how the avalanche of negative comments after every release can grind you down, you rarely get a pat on the back, and that when you do it makes all the difference.

So, for the record, I think you guys did absolutely the right thing. The 4.0 release is exactly what you said it would be, and in my opinion is completely consistent with modern versioning schemes.

Well done ;)

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