Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[6]: Improvements
by lucas_maximus on Fri 27th Jan 2012 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Improvements"
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a process where there are successive generations (called versions), each one made with largely the same defining code (not DNA but source code) inherited from its parent code of the previous generations, but with incremental small changes which subsequently continue on in the code through later generations only if that code is the best fit for purpose.


This is arguable at best.

Whatever works best, survives to the next generation, and continues to survive in subsequent generations as long as it remains the best.


So why was all the KDE 3.5 code chucked out the Window when they moved to 4?

This is the process of evolution, essentially. The parallels to the process of biological evolution are significant.


And evolution doesn't produce the best results. It produces results which are "good enough".

Edited 2012-01-27 11:19 UTC

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