Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 02:49 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
KDE When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender. Read on for more.
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RE[3]: Sheesh
by smitty on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 04:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sheesh"
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Troy Unrau puts out this weekly article, which I don't think is too often as long as they stay interesting.

Why not one comprehensive article? Or we could just wait for the Release announcement/Release notes, if/when they finish building this beast.

The whole point of this series of articles is to keep interest high for KDE4 by showing progress that is being made. Waiting for the official release would just result in a lot of comments about KDE4 being vaporware, as Thom's article did before these articles started coming out.

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RE[4]: Sheesh
by postmodern on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 07:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Sheesh"
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I honestly don't understand these claims of KDE being vap-o-ware that people try to float around. One can simply go to and view all their code so far.

I believe a better term would be "work in progress".

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RE[5]: Sheesh
by Darkelve on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 07:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Sheesh"
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In a way, maybe it's better. Otherwise you get all those comments b*tching about issues that aren't really there, just because they look at the WIP as if it was the final release.

Edited 2007-02-23 07:40

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