Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Oct 2010 22:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
KDE Ambition. Too little, and you stagnate. Too much, and you end up stumbling. Keep this in mind. KDE4 was, and is, a very brave and ambitious effort, and while in my personal opinion they've still got a long way to go, especially in the performance department (I regained some hope lately), they're getting there. Imagine my surprise that after the recently announced overhaul of Plasma, a rather wild idea has popped up that would mean Qt5 and KDE5 - assuming the idea gets enough support, of course.
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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by mart on Mon 1st Nov 2010 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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I thought the renaming of KDE to KDE Software Compilation was to further emphasise the whole integrated environment aspect of KDE.

Well, actually KDE wasn't renamed to KDE Software Compilation. The SC thingwas meant to be an internal naming to help us define what is the portion that gets syncronously released... unfortunately this got out as the new name, but it isn't.

The emphasis is instead moving the meaning of KDE from "desktop environment" to "community that writes software" (the acronym doesn't mean anything now)
and some of the "products" of said community are:
* the KDE Platform (that is, but not only, kdelibs)
* the KDE Plasma Desktop (and netbook, and mobile..) workspaces
* a ton of applications that happens to use the KDE Platform

So, if the said Platform (or parts of it) can have an appeal in the development of applications not directly targeted to one of the KDE Plasma workspaces, but helps the developer anyways (like just happens to have a class that solves their exact problem) everyone wins

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