Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 09:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE It slipped by us, but the KDE team has released another minor bugfix release of KDE 4.2, version 4.2.3, a few days ago. Being a bugfix release, there are few user-visible changes, but still, there are a few things that stand out. "Online IMAP filtering in KMail has been fixed, KMail's system tray icon now reacts to changes to folder properties and updates the number of emails shown there automatically, and bugfixes, performance improvements and optimization in KHTML - painting and interoperability with web standards has been further improved."
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KDE is not enough...
by Jason Bourne on Fri 8th May 2009 20:44 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I recently tried KUBUNTU Jaunty. KDE was all good but then suddenly KWin started to crash, just like Explorer.exe. It would crash, and then reappear. After this, enabling and disabling native Compiz, the Alt-Tab key stopped work literally, and there was nothing around Kubuntu forums or around the net that would solve this problem. Changing icons/mimetypes for an specific file also was not possible: fixed for 4.3, meanwhile let's just stay like dumb-headed Nautilus. Acessing a samba share also revealed issues: Files wouldn't get copied to my ext3 partition, instead, a virtual link would be created there, disappearing right after having the windows machine turned off.

I MEAN... WHAT THE HELL...

Sorry, no KDE. And I still have to mention why buggy applications make the cut over others just because of the "K". Konqueror over Firefox, KMail over Thunderbird, and the fact that every GTK+ application will look at the same time "different" and "ugly" than KDE-4 applications. But then you have the KDE-3 applications that will go through the same issue. Ah incompatibility drives me mad.

One of the biggest problems in Linux desktop must be this: inconsistency. Applications work great, but somehow they manage to have their own idiosyncrasies.

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