Linked by David Adams on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:11 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE "After the recent release KDE 4.1 beta 2 and openSUSE 11 with KDE 4.0.4, some critics have been especially vocal in expressing their displeasure with the KDE 4 user interface paradigms. The debate has grown increasingly caustic as critics and supporters engage in a war of words over the technology. The controversy has escalated to the point where some users are now advocating a fork in order to move forward the old KDE 3.5 UI paradigms. As an observer who has closely studied each new release of KDE 4, I'm convinced that the fork rhetoric is an absurdly unproductive direction for this debate."
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willing to help you help yourself
by aseigo on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 19:21 UTC
aseigo
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2005-07-06

As I said in comment to SJVN's original blog posting:

If you wish to start working on your own vision of the desktop, be that a fork of KDE4 or a porting of KDE3 to Qt4 or a new desktop UI on top of libplasma or something from scratch or whatever, just let us know and I'll make sure you get svn accounts so you can do your work in KDE's svn if you so wish.

It's really that simple.

And yes, Plasma makes this ridiculously simple to do, if one decides to go that route.

Unfortunately, I expect to see no actual effort ever emerge. =/ That would be so much more useful than talking about it since we could each then just compare results side by side.

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