Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 19:48 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE The KDE project has delayed the release of KDE 4.0 by two months. "We, The Release Team, hereby announce that we are extending the KDE 4.0.0 schedule 2 months by inserting an extra 2 Betas, as follows: September 24: Beta3. October 22: Beta4. November 19: Total Release Freeze. November 21: RC1. December 5: RC2. December 20: 4.0.0 tagged. We feel that there are crucial elements of the release that need more development time. The feature freeze (less exemptions) remains in effect."
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The importance of KDE4
by rx182 on Sat 1st Sep 2007 06:18 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

KDE4 is probably the most important FOSS desktop environnent release ever. Everyone is there, waiting to see if KDE4 can do better or as much as Vista or OSX.

KDE4 is all about proving that the "Linux Desktop" can be a real and a capable alternative to Windows/MacOS. It will have a huge impact on FOSS (positively or negatively).

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RE: The importance of KDE4
by sbergman27 on Sat 1st Sep 2007 06:41 in reply to "The importance of KDE4"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm not sure I'd put that much importance on it. KDE4 will be an exciting release. There's no doubt about that. I'm curious whether they are really taking usability seriously or just paying (mostly) lip service.

But let's not over-hype *this* release. The future will reveal what is reaped from the seeds that they have sown.

Edited 2007-09-01 06:41

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

On one hand, I agree - we shouldn't overhype this one. But it IS the release which (hopefully) starts the new trend - Linux on the Desktop ;-)

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