Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:32 UTC, submitted by twenex
KDE The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule for KDE 4. Of course nothing is set yet but the topic is now hot and some interesting problems and point of views come up. In other but related news Oxygen hit the mirrors, or better, kdelibs.
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RE[6]: jumping the gun?
by nutshell42 on Thu 8th Mar 2007 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: jumping the gun?"
nutshell42
Member since:
2006-01-12

The past years, many Microsoft folk gave expected release dates (whether a precise date or i.e. a month) concerning Windows Vista. None of these were officially announced release dates (i.e. no press releases, no nothing). They were just unofficial estimates. Yet, every technology newssite out there reported these dates. So did we. It wasn't until early November 2006 that Microsoft officially set the release dates [1]-- dates they met, by the way.

Now, according to your logic, we should have never reported on the previously mentioned (by MS employees or representatives) release dates.


Ok, Thom, I've read your discussion and I can see the points both of you are trying to make. But now you just lost me. WTF would we (as in the OSNews readership) have missed if you hadn't posted all those release dates that MS didn't make anyway? It's not like you wouldn't have been able to point out that Vista's taking its time just because there's no official date.


Also while -AIS- I can agree with your argument that you should be free to post the news that this thread on the KDE-ML is happening, I really think the discussion as such without any results lacks news value.

What's next?

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RE[7]: jumping the gun?
by Hiev on Thu 8th Mar 2007 15:52 in reply to "RE[6]: jumping the gun?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Im glad that Thom put this news if you don't like it don't read it and let those who are interested like me enjoy the news.

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RE[7]: jumping the gun?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2007 16:00 in reply to "RE[6]: jumping the gun?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

WTF would we (as in the OSNews readership) have missed if you hadn't posted all those release dates that MS didn't make anyway?

Nothing. But we could not know that in advance, now, could we?

I really think the discussion as such without any results lacks news value.

Have you read the thread? The proposed schedule will, with some minor changes, be made official over the weekend.

What's next?

This is not some random KDE hacker saying something random about a random part of KDE. This is a public discussion on the proposed (and soon to be official) release schedule of the long-awaited and much-talked about KDE 4.0.

If you don't see the news value in that, than you are probably not suited for running a site like this.

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RE[8]: jumping the gun?
by phoenix on Sun 11th Mar 2007 19:56 in reply to "RE[7]: jumping the gun?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Have you read the thread? The proposed schedule will, with some minor changes, be made official over the weekend.

And, you couldn't wait until then because ... ?

This is like the many times OSNews and Slashdot have reported on FreeBSD "releases" because someone saw release bits on an FTP mirror. What's wrong with waiting until things are finalised before reporting them as news?

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