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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RE[2]: Agree
by quenturi on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 02:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Agree"
quenturi
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Still, take a look at the Bespin theme that the article mentions. Maybe you'll like it more than Oxygen. One of the many usability enhancements in KDE4 is that downloading new themes is now trivially easy.
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Bespin?content=63928



I do know Bespin and found it superior to Oxygen.
However I would not call bespin 'trivially easy to download' and install if I may add since Joe User should go through SVN and compile the whole thing according to bespin homepage: http://cloudcity.sourceforge.net/download.php

Of course, bespin is still in beta stage. Like most kde4 themes by the way. I'm sure there will be plenty of themes in a 'I hope' near future. But anyway that wasn't my point. My point was I feel they have made wrong choices about the whole default look and UI, not only the theme, but the bold font everywhere, the default font, the size of that thing supposed to replace the kicker, the border surrounding icons with three tiny icons which make desktop icons look like aircraft carriers, the gigantic clock, the taskbar with both a huge icon and text which looks completely lost aside the icon, etc.

And again I would be happy to hear from independant and non linked to any open source projects, graphic or UI designers about KDE 4.0 interface because I feel many points are deeply wrong.

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