Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 17:02 UTC, submitted by kejar31
KDE KDE 4.0 RC1 has been released. "The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality. While the final bits of Plasma, the brand new desktop shell and panel in KDE 4, are falling into place, the KDE community decided to publish a first release candidate for the KDE 4.0 Desktop. Release Candidate 1 is the first preview of KDE 4.0 which is suitable for general use and discovering the improvements that have taken place all over the KDE codebase. The KDE Development Platform, comprising the basis for developing KDE applications, is frozen and is now of release quality." You want see Plasma panel? You get see Plasma panel!
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RE: screenies
by hobgoblin on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:09 UTC in reply to "screenies"
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looks like a bastard child of vista and osx...

i think ill stay with 3.5.8...

replacement file manager, "new" control panel...

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RE[2]: screenies
by aseigo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 22:07 in reply to "RE: screenies"
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> i think ill stay with 3.5.8...

free software is great that way.. you choose!

> replacement file manager

konqueror is still there and good as ever.

> "new" control panel...

new things suck, as a rule. even when they don't suck, we think they suck. that said, the old kcontrol did actually suck. we were just used to it. and *that* said the new systemsettings also sucks, but in new ways we aren't used to yet. at least systemsettings seems to be a base upon which we can rationally improve.

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RE[3]: screenies
by hobgoblin on Wed 21st Nov 2007 05:23 in reply to "RE[2]: screenies"
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heh, trying to steal my schtick here? ;)

yes i know thats the wonders of open source, but i dont think many will follow. just look at the responses here on osnews.

my issue with dolphin is that from what i can see, everything it brings to the table could have been put into konqueror with a bit of planing and effort.

breadcrumb bar? possible.
metadata pane? possible.
sidebar? possible.

only place there really would need to take effort was the profile system for konqueror. troubling thing is that i cant find much info on the actual work being done on konqueror (at least not in a easy to read news report). but if they where to make the profile system so that it would be url sensitive, that is that it would change to the web browser profile when one entered a url starting with http and so on, it would make for a great improvement.

i guess im the only one but i cant say i have had any real issues with the current control panel (kcontrol) system. what was it that sucked about it? only thing i can potentially think about was the subcategories as it would hide what the user was looking for. but by the looks of it, they have only "flattended" that onto a single window, and then i guess one will have to face a separate window pr settings one is altering. one could have just as well turned the sidebar in kcontrol into a long list. or just leave that settings entry in kmenu on by default...

i can hear the mac cultists claim that they are the only ones using a truly creative os already. the rest are just clones...

as in, if one want to change something, at least try to come up with something new...

meh, i just hope there is a option to turn it off...

Edited 2007-11-21 05:25 UTC

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