Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE KDE today celebrates its semi-annual release event, releasing new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Development Platform and a large number of applications available in their 4.5.0 versions. In this release, the KDE team focused on stability and completeness of the desktop experience.
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RE[6]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Richard Dale on Wed 11th Aug 2010 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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"[q]Today, any mention of KDE 4.0 is a smear campaign, pure and simple, driven by a PR agenda. Pay no attention to it, it is ancient history. Just enjoy the best-of-breed KDE SC 4.5, and laugh at those who want to keep you away from trying it.

and your constant negativity over past Windows releases is not a smear campaign, why, exactly?

Get over yourself. KDE 4.0 was a big mess, and wholly mismanaged in every possible way - from developers to communicators, they all messed up. In any self-respecting organisation it would've led to some serious soul-searching and re-evaluating of roles, responsibilities, and so on. Instead, the KDE guys just blamed everyone else - and people like you continue to do so, to this very day.

Thom, this is going nowhere. When kde devs say that:

"KDE 4.0 didn't fail, and it was actually very successful",

"KDE 4.0 has been one of the most successful innovations in the last 30 years" or that,

"KDE 4.0 was a big success - we don't have anything to apologize or soul search about"

I no longer wonder why, after 2 years, it still has so many problems. [/q]

I stand by the statements from me above that you are quoting.

What major problems does KDE 4.5 have? Does it have more problems than you would expect for a similarly ambitious Free Software Project? I don't think it does.

I don't call something like a settings option on a task bar, or the position of a tick in a notification panel to be a major problem.

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