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: Desktop toolbox
by toothie on Tue 11th Mar 2008 01:53 UTC in reply to "Desktop toolbox"
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2008-03-11

all anyone can focus on is the tool box, or resizing panels. take a look at superkaramba for proof of concept, and all the user submitted karamba widgets on kde-look.org...

plasma, like superkaramba, provides the user community to create/customize user interface componets to almost unimaginable possibilities. and do it in several programing languages, giving access to a wide audience.

once the api and bindings stabalize, then containments and plasma widgets stop popping up you'll suddenly have options upon options. including a desktop containment without a toolbox. i'm content to have the toolbox if only it helps to advance or stabalize the api, or has a greater future purpose.

some people thing aaron and kde are creating a desktop and make people use it the way they think people should use it. actually they are giving the user community the ablity almost any desktop they want.

by the time 4.1 comes out, users will likely have 4 very different menus to choose from... and thats just the begining... the greatest innovation of plasma is the real innovation is likely to come from the user community. what are your favorite superkaramba widgets? and did all of them come from kde developers?

imo kde4 has huge potential. ignore all the other frameworks, or plasma customizable potential... lets just focus on making the panel smaller and the dippy toolbox...

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