Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 00:48 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
KDE This is a response to the article yesterday on the progress of GNOME and KDE. Aaron Seigo, a lead KDE developer, sets out the current state of progress with KDE 4, pointing out that KDE 4 is on track for a release in mid 2007. "Thom points to a quote from me that our goal is to have a 4.0 ready sometime in the first half of next year. That gives us until sometime in June and I'm still thinking we can make it."
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Good Response
by smitty on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 01:06 UTC
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2005-10-13

A nice response that pretty much sums up my opinion on Thom's editorial. I think Aaron might be a bit optimistic about KDE4's release date, but he's nowhere near as off as Thom was.

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RE: Good Response
by nutshell42 on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 08:51 in reply to "Good Response"
nutshell42 Member since:
2006-01-12

I think Aaron might be a bit optimistic about KDE4's release date, but he's nowhere near as off as Thom was.

Imho the big problem with Thom's article was that I think he started out with the conclusion and then went on to find evidence to support his conclusion. This is bound to produce clusterfscks, see the war in Iraq for a far more drastic example.

Let me add two things:
1. Thom's article was probably in part a result of the "200X, the year of the Linux Desktop?" hype that's been around for a decade. How about a more realistic approach instead of pendulum-like hype and anti-hype.
2. Kudos to Thom for posting this. Osnews often had bs articles (imho =) but you've also always been very fair with posting criticism and differing opinions.

Edited 2006-12-23 08:55

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RE[2]: Good Response
by superstoned on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 11:38 in reply to "RE: Good Response"
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2005-07-07

i agree it's good he posted Aaron's reaction here.

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