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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RE[4]: Summary
by sbergman27 on Mon 10th Mar 2008 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Summary"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

I've been modded down? Don't shoot the messanger.

Don't get your panties in a bunch. You posted your own specially selected excerpts about a Gnome 2.0 pre-release and compared it to what is now the 2nd update to the final release release of KDE4, taking up a lot of screen real estate to say nothing of significance. The post probably deserved to be modded down.

Edited 2008-03-11 00:00 UTC

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RE[5]: Summary
by Erunno on Tue 11th Mar 2008 00:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Summary"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

You posted your own specially selected excerpts about a Gnome 2.0 pre-release and compared it to what is now the 2nd update to the final release release of KDE4, taking up a lot of screen real estate to say nothing of significance. The post probably deserved to be modded down.


The first link dealt with a release candidate of GNOME 2.0 while the second one was giving first impressions of the final release. I also provided links for any interesting parties to read the articles on their own. And the comparison was more between GNOME 2.0 and KDE 4.0 as some issues like the fixed panel have been corrected in 4.0.2.

You're grasping at straws here pretending not to see the parallels between the two releases.

Edited 2008-03-11 00:19 UTC

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RE[5]: Summary
by leos on Tue 11th Mar 2008 02:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Summary"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

You posted your own specially selected excerpts about a Gnome 2.0 pre-release and compared it to what is now the 2nd update to the final release release of KDE4, taking up a lot of screen real estate to say nothing of significance. The post probably deserved to be modded down.


You are being ridiculously thick about this. I suppose you haven't been around long enough to remember the 2.0 release (if you were then you must have a very poor memory).
That was around the time Nautilus was heralded as a revolution and turned out to be incredibly slow, bloated, and unstable. When most features from 1.4 disappeared into thin air, and new frameworks like bonobo were introduced which really never caught on.
And yet nautilus eventually turned into a good file manager, and features were re-added with time, and useless frameworks were deprecated.

So your memory of Gnome 2.0 being particularly good is nothing but revisionist history. But it was still a good step to take in the end. Same with KDE 4.0.

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