Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:47 UTC
KDE KDE's Aaron Seigo (who owes me a Martini) wrote about a few often-heard misconceptions and questions regarding KDE 4.0, which is supposed to be released January 11th. "Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that I see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself."
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Fair enough
by bralkein on Fri 4th Jan 2008 23:26 UTC
bralkein
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2006-12-20

This only really confirms what everyone has been saying for months now, which is that KDE 4.0 isn't really going to be ready for mass consumption, and is instead more targeted at enthusiasts.

Is this a big deal? No, not really. Unless you upgrade your distribution to find that the default setup is a flaky KDE 4.0 desktop, there's not really any reason to complain. At this point, anyone who is using KDE 4 is either a developer, or someone who is deliberately seeking out an unfinished product. Constructive criticism and useful bug reports are good things, but pointless whinging is not, and I wish people would stop it. It is quite clear that progress is being made, so there's not really so much for us users to worry about.

When will KDE 4 be ready? When mainstream Linux distributors start shipping it as one of the supported desktops on their platform. Until then, let's just keep an open mind.

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RE: Fair enough
by neowolf on Sat 5th Jan 2008 18:05 in reply to "Fair enough"
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2005-07-06

When will KDE 4 be ready? When mainstream Linux distributors start shipping it as one of the supported desktops on their platform. Until then, let's just keep an open mind.

While everyone focused on the next version of Kubuntu NOT being a LTS release, conversely it's good to remember that it's because KDE 4.0 will be the desktop of choice. How good of a release it makes remains to be seen of course, but some distros are planning to jump ahead asap.

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