Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE[4]: Too bad
by priit on Thu 27th Jan 2011 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too bad"
priit
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Sorry, missed the IM(H)O part and wasn't really trying to hurt anybody's feelings.

But let's see:
http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/screenshots/46-w09.png

Taskbar basically has no padding at all. Also I don't see any reason why the text should glow other than that it seems to be the "norm", e.g

http://www.kde.org/workspaces/plasmadesktop/screenshots/general-des...

Blue glow? Why? Also bevels (active icons in the second screenshot for example) make the design look too busy and remind me more of CDE.

http://www.kde.org/workspaces/plasmanetbook/screenshots/netbook.png

What the glow is going on? In conclusion - KDE's desktop is very busy, some things don't look right (take the add filter button in the second screenshot, it doesn't look right there, it's raised and just pasted on the bar). Less graphical details and cleaner interface would be my suggestion. But hey, really, you can't please everyone.

If you're looking for good samples, have a look at KDE 3.5 screenshot - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Kde-3.5.6-es.png
Even though it has its own shortcomings, it's much cleaner than the current design.

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