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problems with advertising KDE
by Dima on Sun 16th Apr 2006 09:09 UTC
Dima
Member since:
2006-04-06

I tried to show KDE to my friends, etc...

The only problem is: when I run into a bug in the first 5 min. of using it, it looks embarrassing. (I ran into a bug while posting this message.)

I go to bugs.kde.org and find that, indeed, other people had the same problem. And, the bug was already "resolved" as "WORKSFORME".

Ok, I understand that it's open source, I don't pay for it, etc. But with such attitude of "Fix it yourself", I don't think KDE will be easy to market...

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I go to bugs.kde.org and find that, indeed, other people had the same problem. And, the bug was already "resolved" as "WORKSFORME".

Out of interest, what happened and what bug is it?

Ok, I understand that it's open source, I don't pay for it, etc. But with such attitude of "Fix it yourself", I don't think KDE will be easy to market...

Not an easy thing to say, but unfortunately true. It's a question of what is being marketed as KDE. The bug you had could possibly be something in KDE, or it could be a distribution problem which happens quite a bit. Unfortunately, that doesn't help a user, and it confuses the living daylights out of them. "I'm using KDE, but it's a distribution problem?!" Not going to work from a marketing point of view.

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elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

I go to bugs.kde.org and find that, indeed, other people had the same problem. And, the bug was already "resolved" as "WORKSFORME".

You should be posting bugs with your distro packager, they're the ones that compile and sometimes patch KDE against their own library mix. That's why bugs in KDE can exist in one distro and not others, a reality for every DE. The KDE-maintainers for your distro can evaluate and determine if it's something they can fix, or escalate directly to KDE.

AFAIK, KDE's bugzilla should be used for functionality problems or rolling-your-own installs.

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