Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Mar 2009 18:57 UTC, submitted by Michael
KDE On Friday, KDE officially launched its version of Dell's IdeaStorm - KDE Brainstorm. In less than 24 hours, over 100 new ideas were proposed. "Getting the non-developer and developer communities really communicating is often a challenge, and KDE's approach is a great start. Developers now have an opportunity to hear what end-users want."
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KDE brainstorm
by steampoweredlawn on Wed 25th Mar 2009 23:53 UTC
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Maybe it's just me, but I haven't gotten that feeling of arrogance from the KDE dev team like apparently everyone else has. We knew from the start that KDE 4 would not be usable until 4.2 or 4.3.

I got the feeling that while everyone is screaming for feature X and feature Y, they're saying "let us finish the base, dammit!"

Now that 4.3 is coming, they open up a brainstorm forum, and have thus far been pretty active and supportive of new user ideas. Check out the "wontfix" section - as of right now there are only 7 posts moved into there, and hundreds of others that the devs and mods have commented on, promoted and added their own suggestions to.

I won't argue that they could have handled the 4.x series better, but the project is coming along very nicely, and now that it's a nearly 100% usable base, they're starting to take user suggestions.

IMO rather than being arrogant, they were simply trying not to let the cart get ahead of the yaak...

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