Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality."
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RE[3]: Good for KDE
by lemur2 on Fri 27th May 2011 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for KDE"
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Uh, not really, as I am fully aware that KDE doesn't provide OpenGL, I was trying to make a point, and it's a simple one: OS X is not using (or providing) the most recent version of OpenGL. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been, but please, that huge vomit of text taken straight from the same posting that you had just linked is a little over the top, don't you think? I think perhaps you may have been drinking from the same kool-aid that myself and tyrione were slurping down, that sweet drink that makes us want to show up all the other mouthy bastards that hang around here. I'm pretty sure you probably knew what I meant, and just wanted to stir the pot a bit, and, hey, that's cool, nobody enjoys a little pot stirring more than myself, but come on, scrape the bottom of the barrel much?


Nice try, but no cigar. You aren't getting away with that.

Here is what you said:
Considering OpenGL is at version 4, they both are pretty far behind


Since KDE doesn't provide OpenGL but rather uses it (same as OSX), the fact that KDE can now work with a lower OpenGL requirement puts it far ahead of other environments (including OSX). This is an improved capability of KDE, not a retrograde one. Certainly tyrione made this mistake.

I know you didn't actually say that it was KDE that "was pretty far behind" (and so you probably didn't make the same error) ... but becasue this thread is about KDE that is the impression you seemed to be out to create.

Quoting the text in context clears up the error and removes the negative connotations tyrione was trying to establish.

Edited 2011-05-27 01:23 UTC

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