Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2008 17:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
KDE Ars takes a look at KDE 4.0.2. "When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably, and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use. Although there are still many features missing, version 4.0.2 - which was released last week - offers an improved user experience. We tested KDE 4.0.2 with the recently released Kubuntu 8.04 alpha 6." In addition, there is a new 'visual changelog' for KDE 4.1.
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RE: Summary
by leos on Mon 10th Mar 2008 21:44 UTC in reply to "Summary"
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When KDE 4.0 was released it was pretty unusable. But today, the panel can be placed on various edges of the screen, via a clunky dialog, but is completely broken if you choose anything other than the bottom. The size can also be changed through the clunky dialog, but that breaks it, too. You can drag plasmoids around better.

You seem to be confusing KDE with plasma. KDE applications are usable just fine. Plasma just has some catching up to do. Hopefully by 4.1 or so most of the must have features will have landed.

And KDE is sort of getting to the point that it might be used for something by a determined user. Kinda like Gnome was back in the pre-1.0 days.

I know you like trolling KDE threads but even you must realize how silly that comparison is. Gnome 2.0 was pretty useless compared to the preceding 1.x release but that doesn't mean the developers shouldn't have gone down that road.

And, oh yeah. The cashew is still there.

More discussion about that here: and here:

Not that I'm a huge fan of the toolbox, but I'm content to wait and see. Not like it's a big deal.

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