Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2008 20:09 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released on January 11th, after a number of delays; the months preceding the release, the KDE developers tried very hard to downplay expectations. KDE 4.0.0 was just the first release in the KDE 4 series, and such, should not be seen as the best possible representation of the KDE 4.0.0 vision. So, when I installed KDE 4.0.0 on my Ubuntu Gutsy installation last Friday, I knew what to expect: KDE 4 Developer Release 1 (yes, I am a BeOS guy - how did you know?). Read on for a few quick first impressions.
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Intentional farce?
by jtrapp on Sun 13th Jan 2008 21:49 UTC in reply to "More typos"
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I stopped reading after encountering the following errors in the first few paragraphs

Continued reading didn't get any better...this was poor even by web standards. I am sure that Thom had something to say, I just couldn't focus through the lack of editing. This would be a fine first draft....

Which brings me to my point. It is pretty comical as it is basically a rant criticizing the lack of attention to detail in KDE...

Is it intentional farce?

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RE: Intentional farce?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2008 21:52 in reply to "Intentional farce?"
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Ah yes, a few typos slip through, and suddenly, the article is invalid. Great way to divert attention from the real issues at hand.

May I remind you that English is not my first language.

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RE[2]: Intentional farce?
by superstoned on Mon 14th Jan 2008 12:56 in reply to "RE: Intentional farce?"
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What a stupid comment...

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RE[2]: Intentional farce?
by jonas on Mon 14th Jan 2008 13:03 in reply to "RE: Intentional farce?"
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It's not just a few typos, in and of themselves.

You trash KDE 4.0 here for being careless in design and/or execution, but you didn't even spend the extra 15-20 minutes to proofread this properly. When the pot is called out as black, you retreat with diversionary tactics, and adopt a "high road" posture.

Article? It reads like a blog post. I love the stuff on things like Menuet, Haiku, or the Nintendo OS; but there is just no end to UI nitpicking. Maybe it's time for introspection:

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