Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Feb 2007 22:53 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
KDE "Focusing again on applications this week, specifically I'll look at two of the promising document viewers for KDE 4, Okular and Ligature. They are two of the rising stars of KDE 4, but they both have their roots as KDE 3 applications that have grown up."
Thread beginning with comment 213072
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: KDE4 goals?
by MightyPenguin on Thu 15th Feb 2007 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE4 goals?"
MightyPenguin
Member since:
2005-11-18

"Lost in the middle of Jem's recent SCALE piece was a tidbit that according to some KDE project representatives, KDE4 is targeted primarily at highly technical users who demand cutting edge features. What does this mean? That KDE3 will be developed in parallel for non-technical users, or that KDE is ceding the mainstream desktop market to GNOME?"

I hope so, this way the retar^H^H^H^H^Haverage people can keep using gnome. Eventually the gnome interface will get to the place where there's a single button on the screen that says "Click Here" and a telepathy receiver figures out what the user wants to do and just does it.

Although I guess mice are way to complicated to use for the average user, so they'll eventually get rid of the button ;)

In the mean time I might use gnome if it was set up with a camera and you could control it using ape or dog posture communication.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: KDE4 goals?
by thecwin on Thu 15th Feb 2007 18:13 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE4 goals?"
thecwin Member since:
2006-01-04

Eventually the gnome interface will get to the place where there's a single button on the screen that says "Click Here" and a telepathy receiver figures out what the user wants to do and just does it.

Although I guess mice are way to complicated to use for the average user, so they'll eventually get rid of the button ;)


You make it sound like this is a bad thing ;)

In my opinion, this would be the ultimate interface. Why tell your computer what to do when it can work it out and do it exactly correctly?

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: KDE4 goals?
by superstoned on Thu 15th Feb 2007 18:35 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE4 goals?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Indeed... But as I see it, gnome will always be harder to develop for, and KDE will keep it's andvantage in the technical area - mostly due to Trolltech's work on Qt and the focus of most (paid...) Gnome developers on end-user stuff.

And, as I wrote in this thread a little earlier, the fact it's easier to start using Gnome (as that's what it mostly is, adjusting to the GUI) won't make much difference for all those people using computers every day at their work. They need a flexible, powerfull, efficient interface - like KDE. Today I had to use windows XP on my work, and man, I hate it. It's so continuously in your way, it's hard not to get nagged by it. Esp if you know better. I hate it if I open a word file, and all Word windows pop up to front. I hate it if I have two windows side by side, I have to click in them before I can use the scrollwheel. What is MS thinking? What is a scrollwheel supposed to do? If I keep it above a scrollbar, I expect it to scroll, but it won't. And there are a million of these small annoyances, and they make you nuts. If you know better, that is, of course... Windows users complain it takes some time getting used to KDE. Well, don't wine, going the other way is way worse...

No matter what happens in the future, I'm pretty sure even a one-button Gnome will be more usable compared to Windows - the free desktop is ahead, and going faster than the competition. And that's what counts.

Reply Parent Score: 5