Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 21:46 UTC
KDE KDE 4.1, which is supposed to become the KDE4 version usable by 'normal' people, is coming at the end of July. When Ars reviewed the beta release, they were positive in that it was moving forward at an "extraordinary pace". Despite the positive notions in the news, many seem to have problems actually seeing all the new stuff being done in KDE4 - just like how people fail to see the massive amount of work put into Vista. KDE developer Rafael Fernandez Lopez (I'm sorry for the lack of diacritical marks, an OSNews bug we're working on) decided to put together a screencast showing off all the new stuff coming in KDE 4.1.
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RE: meh :-/
by tyrione on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 06:37 UTC in reply to "meh :-/"
tyrione
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I wanted to be more impressed... but I'm not

It still looks half finished
It still looks like the bastard child of system
It still uses space so badly 'white space' is everywhere

Really guys ;)

I hate gnome enough but I dont hate it THAT much! I honestly used to think both Gnome and KDE had its merits, but at this rate it wont be till KDE 8 before I even consider making a switch.

What we need is a common platform... something as sexy as either aero or aqua but similarly as consistent Compiz/Kwin have went a long way to at least get the decorators right but the 'start'/launcher menu/bar on both current major linux managers barely meet the consistency of Windows XP

I didn't want drawers lying open with my widgets hanging out on the AmigaOS desktop and active desktop was one of the first things I disabled on win98... why the hell would I want the contents of 'folders' on my desktop now?

Sure, I dont know what the answer to this mess is.. I'm not even going to begin to find one (understanding the complexity of how OSS works) I'm also not a Gnome fanboy...

Linux and its bazillion managers had an edge on windows right up until Windows XP, sure XP looks like it came off the same line as mattels toys but it looked that way right across the board.. After XP the only manager that even came close was enlightenment and even that was only ever half supported by anyone. Then the great fertile OSS soil lay barren until Compiz/Kwin, I just wish to hell we could do the same with our application launchers - get that right and you can add a bazillion desktop osx-like widgets later to your hearts content.

I live in hope... if I wasn't optimistic in general I wouldn't have taken the time to post this drivel ;)


There is absolutely nothing in that Demo that actually demonstrates an improved workflow, interaction between applications to leverage services ala NeXTSTEP and more.

In short, it's boring eye-candy that entertains and distracts one from actually getting more Work Done.

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