Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:00 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released onto the world. "The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era." KDE 4.0 is the first release of "KDE 4", but take note that the developers have clearly stated that KDE 4.0 is not KDE 4, but more of a base release with all the underlying systems ready to go, but with still a lot of work to be done on the user-visible side. Download it from the KDE 4.0 info page. Update: Screenshots.
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Going to try
by WereCatf on Fri 11th Jan 2008 13:45 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I have never liked KDE, all it's clutter et al.. But well, since everyone has been touting KDE 4.0 as being almost as huge thing as if Jesus was reborn again I will give it a try as soon as it lands on Gentoo repos. I expect it to not really impress me that much but who knows? Atleast then I know what everyone else talks about and I'll have some hands-on experience. We'll see in a week or two if I like it or not.

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RE: Going to try
by Colonel Panic on Fri 11th Jan 2008 16:18 in reply to "Going to try"
Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

The Gentoo devs are not going to put it in the Portage tree until it hits 4.1. This has been discussed on the forums. Anyway if you want to try it, install layman and use the svn repository. I've been using on a Dell Latitude 820 and it's working great. There are some bumps, but nothing crashing. It's more like some apps are missing that a heavy KDE user looks for.

By the way Aaron already said that 4.0 was just the framework for 4.1, although I think it is quite usable.
Thanks to the whole KDE team!

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RE[2]: Going to try
by WereCatf on Fri 11th Jan 2008 17:17 in reply to "RE: Going to try"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The Gentoo devs are not going to put it in the Portage tree until it hits 4.1.

Not even the unstable tree? I use the unstable tree anyways.. But if it requires me to install layman and all that I think I'll just download some binary distro and try it in a VM. Or wait until it arrives in the portage tree.

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RE: Going to try
by spikeb on Sat 12th Jan 2008 06:08 in reply to "Going to try"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

I have never liked KDE, all it's clutter et al.. But well, since everyone has been touting KDE 4.0 as being almost as huge thing as if Jesus was reborn again I will give it a try as soon as it lands on Gentoo repos. I expect it to not really impress me that much but who knows? Atleast then I know what everyone else talks about and I'll have some hands-on experience. We'll see in a week or two if I like it or not.

part of the point of 4.x is to get rid of the clutter

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