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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RE: Wow
by joeprusa on Sun 13th Jan 2008 21:58 UTC in reply to "Wow"
joeprusa
Member since:
2006-05-25

I tend to agree with Thom's criticism of the Kickoff menu. This is the first thing I disable every time I install OpenSUSE. The last time I really did try and almost got accustomed to it. But I was still struggling to hit the right tab and to find the right program category. Scrolling sideways in a menu seems to be some very intricate way of torture. It was such a relief going back to something sane (Tastymenu) that I won't probably touch Kickoff again anytime soon. Let's just hope that the alternatives are ready before 4.1 ships.

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RE[2]: Wow
by porcel on Sun 13th Jan 2008 22:21 in reply to "RE: Wow"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Thanks to your post, I just discovered tastymenu and it is a thing of beauty. I can't understand for the life of me why that is not the default menu in every kde installation.

I am hoping that this is just due to a lack of visibility of the project. Does the project have a web site?

If any of its developers are around, I hope that they provide an implementation for KDE4. I really like where kde4 is going, but I also dislike Kickoff.

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RE[3]: Wow
by joeprusa on Sun 13th Jan 2008 22:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
joeprusa Member since:
2006-05-25

http://www.notmart.org/tastymenu/

..there you are, sir!

They do not have KDE4 version ATM, apparently the code needs some cleanup. They are going to use Kickoff's code as a base for it.

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