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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RE: KDE does not need to fork...
by aseigo on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 22:16 UTC in reply to "KDE does not need to fork..."
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The menu is another example.

you mean the menu you can replace with a single right click?

The inability to hide a panel and bind to a corner. The inability to open a menu on desktop right click. There are any number of other design choices that combined could make a fork that would make the KDE4 environment more pleasant for a group of users.

these two are not design decisions, but features yet to implement. both are on the 4.2 roadmap. so instead of forking, how about contributing those features upstream?

(adding features already stated to be added has got to be the lamest reason for forking rather than getting involved i've ever heard =)

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