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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by segedunum on Sat 5th Jan 2008 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think stupid is someone who doesn't know the meaning of RC and tells the world is wrong.

How do we know when we have a Release Candidate sweetheart? At exactly what point do we know? Is it a point in time (this wasn't a time-based release), or a set of requirements you have attached to the underside of your toilet seat that tells you?

Alphas, Betas and Release Candidates, and what constitutes a major release, are defined by actual requirements, or via time-based releases, and not by you. KDE 4.0 was designed and destined to be a target development desktop platform - and it is.

People who are coming up with definitions of Release Candidates and Betas haven't got the faintest idea what they're talking about, because what they are depends totally on what the end release is actually designed to be - not on what you think it should be.

aseigo: no, 4.0 will be.

What is KDE 4.0 designed to be, exactly, and what have people been telling you that it's going to be for months? The poster in that comment thread (I Googled) is about your level - ergo, it's you. Nice one:

http://dot.kde.org/1198130504/1198177658/1198191398/1198193468/1198...

Oh, I forgot that aseigo is your idol, sorry, but hey sweetheart, he is just a human who happens to make misstakes too.

Whatever hinny (nicking other peoples' little phrases you find annoying, priceless. For everything else, there's Mastercard).

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by Hiev on Sat 5th Jan 2008 01:42 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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by KAMiKAZOW on Sat 5th Jan 2008 01:50 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Why are you so interested in KDE 4 anyway? You don't seem to like it; then why do you spend so much time commenting on it?

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by superstoned on Sat 5th Jan 2008 15:04 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

If KDE 4.0 would be as unstable and bad as RC2 was (it won't) then that still wouldn't be a weird thing for a .0 release in Free Software. Compare it with Linux Kernel 2.6.0 (or even 2.0) or Gnome 2.0 or KDE 2.0 etcetera.

It ain't even bad compared with the latest Vista and Mac OS X...

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