Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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RE[5]: Comment by lithium
by sbenitezb on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lithium"
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Oh, please. FUD much? Was the KDE4 project so close to death that the remaining devs had no choice but to resort to deception in order to resuscitate their withering project?

It wasn't the best move, but at least it was a move that did something for KDE. Take a look at KDE right now, it's the desktop gnome would like to be. It isn't perfect, but for the majority of users it works, and it's being polished constantly.

KDE is NOT stuck in the past like Gnome with the sorrow Gtk 2 toolkit. Still using libegg? Still using Bonobo? Still using CORBA? Still using that Windows registry ripoff called gconf? No native good mail client (come on, that garbage of outlook copy comes no close to KMail unless you only care about Exchange connectivity), best image viewer is mono based? Still relying in compiz for desktop effects? Any good music player that comes close to Amarok?

And a developer preview wouldn't have given them that? KDE 4.0.0 was intended to trick the community into serving the KDE devs' needs by unwittingly testing incomplete, alpha quality code when they wouldn't have had KDE 4.0.0 been labeled honestly.

So KDE didn't need testing after all? Everybody knows a major point-zero release is a potential source of bugs and new untested stuff. The problem was that distro packagers offered an upgrade to it without reading carefully. And users really wanted to use it even when it was clear it wasn't complete.

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