Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2008 14:41 UTC, submitted by superstoned
KDE "I think it's really necessary to respond to some criticism seen on the reactions to the latest OSnews article. I won't go into the article itself, imho it's rather negative, but hey. From an user's perspective, it makes sense to only review 3 or 4 parts of KDE 4 and complain about them, and ignore all the other brilliant pieces of work in there, right? On to the responses, I found this reaction by dagw to be the most typical. Well. That's painful. So, is he right? Did we make the wrong decision? Let's look at it from a broader perspective for a while. Let's see it in the Grand Scheme of Things to Come."
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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Joe User on Mon 14th Jan 2008 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

"Many users will start using KDE 4.0.0 and start reporting bugs, so many corner issues the developers themselves would've NEVER found will be fixed in 4.1"

Ah, come on... All the visual issues have been reported many times to the KDE mailing lists, to blogs, and even here in the OSN comments.

"No good would have come of delaying the release any longer"

I read the whole article. Seriously, I'm not convinced. The normal user has nothing to do with inner development. How do commercial projects such as Leopard handle those development issues?

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

To answer your last question: they don't. They also release... Seen the many complaints about the latest Mac OS X? And don't even start looking for ppl who have trouble with Vista...

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Seen the many complaints about the latest Mac OS X? And don't even start looking for ppl who have trouble with Vista...


That's a rather peculiar argument... Vista/Leopard sucks balls, so KDE 4.0.0 may suck balls too?

I'm sorry, but that is the weakest argument I have heard ever since this debate started. We should not compare KDE to Vista when it makes KDE look bad, but we may do it when it makes KDE look good?

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

And about the reported visual issues, many of those have been fixed, many have not. As I said, there is a lot which can be fixed by KDE itself. But there also is a lot which we can't fix. And that stuff also has been reported. But not fixed. Now, more ppl will complain, or fee the urge to actually send in patches - and it will get fixed faster. That's one of the things we wanted to happen, for sure.

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