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 aseigo on Sat 5th Jan 2008 03:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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"maybe its own president calling us ignorants when we just pointed the obvios"

kde the software project and kde e.v. are related but separate entities. the commonality is the kde project, but the divergence is that one is about technology creation and other about the organizational and business details that go on to support that.

it would be good to keep those things separate in your mind because it's really unfair to all the other developers in the technical project to imply that anyone, let alone me, is their president. that's not how kde works as a technical project.

hell, being the president of the non-prof org isn't even something i go around flaunting because i really don't see the greatness behind it. it's actually just a bunch of grunt work and additional communication due to being more visible. anyways...

as for calling you ignorant for pointing out the obvious: you're right that i lost my cool on occasion. that's not good, no matter who i am and no matter how many times people were rude and disrespectful to me, my associates or our work. i'm still finding my zen calmness ;)

now, i apologized for that above, but apparently you either didn't notice or are above accepting apologies.

that said, while my means of delivery may have annoyed you at times, the facts of the matter were correct: you weren't stating the obvious, you were talking about things you don't have a handle on. unfortunately, many people continued to insist they did know better. now, everyone has lots of things they don't have the context to comment on; i accept that there are infinitely many more things that i don't know than those which i do know. that is the nature of existence.

as for waiting for 4.1, that is probably the right choice for you. if kde4 matures into what you are hoping for (probably the same things we all are) then i hope you will reflect on this time period and consider that we got there by the very route you disclaimed.

"maybe Im more usefull for KDE if I ignore it, for the sake of the project and my own."

honestly, if it isn't the right fit for you and you can't provide constructive input in the meantime then this is probably an accurate statement.

i look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in better spirits, in 4.1.


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by Hiev on Sat 5th Jan 2008 04:24 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."