Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 18:22 UTC
KDE Ars reviews KDE 4.0.0: "KDE 4.0 was officially released last week after extensive development. The long-awaited 4.0 release ushers in a new era for the popular open-source desktop environment and adds many intriguing new features and technologies. Unfortunately, the release comes with almost as many new bugs as it does features, and there is much work to be done before it sparkles like the 3.5.x series." They were also at the KDE 4.0 release event.
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Finally, recognizing a vision for what it is
by woogs on Mon 21st Jan 2008 19:50 UTC
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Plasma has drawn a lot of criticism for its vision: which is to completely change the way we interact with our desktop. There's been all kinds of negativity because KDE 4.0.0 hasn't met that vision with the very first release. If a new cell phone company springs up with a vision to "make the world's most durable cell phones with the best battery life", but releases a fairly average phone as their first product, it's not a failure. Their vision isn't the first step to take - it's that point off on the horizon you keep working towards. Same thing with KDE4 - and it was a welcome relief to see Ars acknowledge that Plasma, as it is now, is a framework, the first step towards realizing the vision for KDE4.

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