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[4]: i don't get it
by tim_mcc on Tue 15th Jan 2008 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: i don't get it"
tim_mcc
Member since:
2007-03-22

'Stable' does not mean the same as 'bug free'.

'Stable' generally refers to the stable nature of the API, and that bugs considered to be 'showstoppers' by the release team have been fixed.

It is doubtful that any complex application has ever, or will ever, be bug free.

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RE[5]: i don't get it
by jlacroix on Tue 15th Jan 2008 13:33 in reply to "RE[4]: i don't get it"
jlacroix Member since:
2006-08-30

'Stable' does not mean the same as 'bug free'.

'Stable' generally refers to the stable nature of the API, and that bugs considered to be 'showstoppers' by the release team have been fixed.

It is doubtful that any complex application has ever, or will ever, be bug free.


Completely agreed. To me, "Stable" means that it's not going to destroy my hardware or my data. It doesn't mean that it's going to be bug free.

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RE[5]: i don't get it
by Vanders on Tue 15th Jan 2008 15:08 in reply to "RE[4]: i don't get it"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

You and I both understand what "Stable" means. It generally means that the developers have fixed all known "High" priority bugs and have usually documented all other known bugs.

Of course no one can fix bugs they do not know about yet.

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