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 kaiwai on Sat 5th Jan 2008 08:49 UTC
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Regarding KDE 4.0 - people assuming "laying foundations for future release" means that its not ready for mainstream adoption. That isn't the point of "laying the foundation".

Yes, time for a car analogy. What KDE 4.0 does is rip out the chassey, and replace it; its the same car on top, but a new chassey. Then from there they build upon and tweak the top. Without a good sturdy base, you can't build a stable future.

Replace parts, extend other parts, add new features. KDE 3.5 was such a great release because of the solid foundations that were done in 3.0, and future 4.x releases will be made possible because of good design decisions made in 4.0.

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