Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th May 2008 17:04 UTC
KDE Tuesday, we reported that the KDE project had released the first beta of KDE 4.1, the release that is supposed to be ready to replace KDE3 on normal users' desktops. The information and marketing speak in the press release sure was promising, so Ars decided to take the KDE 4.1 beta out for a spin.
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RE[2]: try it out again?
by slight on Fri 30th May 2008 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: try it out again?"
slight
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2006-09-10

I'm no huge fan of Mono, but you are aware that Gnome doesn't depend on Mono aren't you? There are Gnome apps, which don't ship with the Gnome core distribution, that use Mono, but they're not part of Gnome.

Edited 2008-05-30 09:41 UTC

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RE[3]: try it out again?
by lemur2 on Fri 30th May 2008 10:41 in reply to "RE[2]: try it out again?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'm no huge fan of Mono, but you are aware that Gnome doesn't depend on Mono aren't you? There are Gnome apps, which don't ship with the Gnome core distribution, that use Mono, but they're not part of Gnome.


Yes, I said that.

Nevertheless, the GNOME distributions I have tried (Ubuntu, SuSe, Fedora) have all shipped with Mono applications, and the attendant libraries, as part of the base install.

SuSe is especially keen on them ... I think it had each one of FSpot, Beagle and Tomboy installed by default. Doubtless the latest release will now include Moonlight.

The GNOME desktop itself does not require these to be present, and hence it has no such dependencies, but there is nevertheless a strong chance that GNOME users will come to expect them to be there.

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