Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2008 00:08 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
KDE KDE 3.5.9 has been released. "The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. The most important changes have been made to the KDE-PIM applications, including the KMail email client, KOrganizer, a planning application and other components."
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Latest generation?
by bert64 on Wed 20th Feb 2008 17:33 UTC
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2007-04-23

A maintenance release for the "latest generation" ? Isn't KDE 3.x the previous generation, with KDE4 having been released fairly recently?

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RE: Latest generation?
by sbergman27 on Wed 20th Feb 2008 17:51 in reply to "Latest generation?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I know that it is horribly confusing. But I believe that the official line is that although KDE 4.0.0 was released to the accompaniment of world wide release celebrations, KDE4 has not been released yet. KDE4 will be released this summer when KDE 4.1.0 comes out. It's bizarre and confusing. One would imagine that core KDE devs view it as very simple and straightforward, however, and expect it should all be intuitively obvious to all of us.

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RE[2]: Latest generation?
by Kokopelli on Thu 21st Feb 2008 00:13 in reply to "RE: Latest generation?"
Kokopelli Member since:
2005-07-06

I know that it is horribly confusing. But I believe that the official line is that although KDE 4.0.0 was released to the accompaniment of world wide release celebrations, KDE4 has not been released yet. KDE4 will be released this summer when KDE 4.1.0 comes out. It's bizarre and confusing. One would imagine that core KDE devs view it as very simple and straightforward, however, and expect it should all be intuitively obvious to all of us.



Interesting take on it. I am even more confused after looking at the release announcements for 3.5.9 and 4.0.1.

3.5.9
The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.


now 4.0.1
The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.


So 3.5.9 is the most advanced for *nixes and 4.0.1 is the most advanced in general?

Regardless I am glad to see the continuing support for the KDE which I consider the latest stable release of KDE.

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RE: Latest generation?
by Morty on Thu 21st Feb 2008 10:03 in reply to "Latest generation?"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

This is a simple a typo, most likely the result of using copy/paste from previous release annoncments.

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