Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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RE[2]: Huh?
by tux68 on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
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2006-10-24

It just means what it says right there-- that GNOME 3 and KDE are often used in a positive context without ANYBODY ever bringing up the argument that version numbers mean nothing-- however, as soon as I use the designations in a negative context, everybody is up in arms about the version numbers. That's rather hypocritical. That's all.

Bzzzzt... Nobody was up in arms because you dared use version numbers in a negative context. People rejected your use of them in such a simple minded way. You used the lack of major new version numbers as "proof" of stagnation. People have tried to explain to you in post after post, why you are wrong.

Imagine when KDE 4 is fully released, someone writing on OS/news: "version 4 of KDE is out now and Microsoft won't have anything to replace Vista for 2 or 3 more years! That means they're in trouble!!" You'd think that person was smoking something illegal. Yet that pretty much sums up your entire article, except the names were reversed.

If you want to compare desktops, compare FEATURES, not major version release dates. And stop calling other people hypocrites because they took you to task for the conclusions you drew from the fact that Gnome and KDE aren't going to release major versions soon.

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