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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I have before mentioned it in another KDE-related story that I always seem to experience random crashes and glitches in KDE. I have no idea why, but for example moving the panel around and/or adjusting its size usually gets me a nice crash which also screws up the rest of the desktop and requires killing This also has happened on several different hardware configurations and distros, so it's not definitely related to a specific driver or distro. The general crashiness of KDE is one of those things that quite quickly put me off of it. If the situation hasn't gotten better yet they should definitely work on it then.

I'll see your personal anecdote, and raise it:

I have installed the last four major versions of KDE on each of about seven different computers using a number of different distributions (Arch, Kubuntu, OpenSuse, MEPIS, Fedora and Debian), and I have booted a KDE LiveCD to recover user data on a good many more (primarily on borked Windows machines), and not one of these installations/live boots has exhibited even the slightest indication of glitches or crashes.

I did have an Arch machine recently that went into a kernel panic when I plugged in a USB device, but that was soon fixed by a kernel update, nothing to do with KDE. I had another machine that refused to install to hard disk from a liveCD, but it refused just as badly for GNOME as it did for KDE. In fact it refused to install Windows also, and it turned out this was due to a bad memory stick. Again, nothing to do with KDE.

I have heaps more trouble with Windows.

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