Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2008 17:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
KDE Ars takes a look at KDE 4.0.2. "When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably, and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use. Although there are still many features missing, version 4.0.2 - which was released last week - offers an improved user experience. We tested KDE 4.0.2 with the recently released Kubuntu 8.04 alpha 6." In addition, there is a new 'visual changelog' for KDE 4.1.
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Summary
by sbergman27 on Mon 10th Mar 2008 21:03 UTC
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

When KDE 4.0 was released it was pretty unusable. But today, the panel can be placed on various edges of the screen, via a clunky dialog, but is completely broken if you choose anything other than the bottom. The size can also be changed through the clunky dialog, but that breaks it, too. You can drag plasmoids around better. And KDE is sort of getting to the point that it might be used for something by a determined user. Kinda like Gnome was back in the pre-1.0 days.

It's probably best to wait until July or so before doing more reviews. By then, these kinds of articles might not actually *embarrass* KDE fans.

And, oh yeah. The cashew is still there.

Edited 2008-03-10 21:06 UTC

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RE: Summary
by leos on Mon 10th Mar 2008 21:44 in reply to "Summary"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

When KDE 4.0 was released it was pretty unusable. But today, the panel can be placed on various edges of the screen, via a clunky dialog, but is completely broken if you choose anything other than the bottom. The size can also be changed through the clunky dialog, but that breaks it, too. You can drag plasmoids around better.


You seem to be confusing KDE with plasma. KDE applications are usable just fine. Plasma just has some catching up to do. Hopefully by 4.1 or so most of the must have features will have landed.

And KDE is sort of getting to the point that it might be used for something by a determined user. Kinda like Gnome was back in the pre-1.0 days.


I know you like trolling KDE threads but even you must realize how silly that comparison is. Gnome 2.0 was pretty useless compared to the preceding 1.x release but that doesn't mean the developers shouldn't have gone down that road.

And, oh yeah. The cashew is still there.


More discussion about that here: http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/fixing-versus-working-around-pro... and here: http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/toolbox-roundup.html

Not that I'm a huge fan of the toolbox, but I'm content to wait and see. Not like it's a big deal.

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RE[2]: Summary
by sbergman27 on Mon 10th Mar 2008 22:18 in reply to "RE: Summary"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Hopefully by 4.1 or so most of the must have features will have landed.

One can only hope.

I know you like trolling KDE threads

Well, I know that you like to accuse me of doing so.

Gnome 2.0 was pretty useless compared to the preceding 1.x release

You need to provide some concrete evidence of that. Gnome decided against including several kitchen sinks, in favor of providing only one kitchen sink. And that upset some people in the kitchen sink community, whom I suppose ended up in the KDE camp.

But Gnome 2.0 was *never* as embarassing as KDE 4.0.

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