Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 21:46 UTC
KDE KDE 4.1, which is supposed to become the KDE4 version usable by 'normal' people, is coming at the end of July. When Ars reviewed the beta release, they were positive in that it was moving forward at an "extraordinary pace". Despite the positive notions in the news, many seem to have problems actually seeing all the new stuff being done in KDE4 - just like how people fail to see the massive amount of work put into Vista. KDE developer Rafael Fernandez Lopez (I'm sorry for the lack of diacritical marks, an OSNews bug we're working on) decided to put together a screencast showing off all the new stuff coming in KDE 4.1.
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RE[4]: Stability
by elsewhere on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 04:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Stability"
elsewhere
Member since:
2005-07-13

Yep these are recommended by KDE, see http://kde.org/trykde/


I'm not sure where you're looking. All I see is a reference to KDE 4.0 on that page, which makes sense being that it's the released version and all.

Nice try.

The liveCD's that Steve Binner provides are autogenerated by the openSUSE build infrastructure. The 4.1 CD's are a convenience for the community based on regular snapshots, not some sort of endorsement by KDE that it is ready for prime time.

But go on, if it makes you feel better.

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RE[5]: Stability
by prickett on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 10:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Stability"
prickett Member since:
2007-04-03

Nice Try? Try taking another look at the link provided, the paragraph with heading "Live CDs with KDE 4".. still can't see the link to the KDE4 live CD?

Also your attempting to twist my words, I never said KDE endorsed this link, I said they recommended it otherwise they wouldn't have put it on their site as an example of trying out KDE4. As KDE is non functional without an OS to run it upon, of course they have to link to a linux distro's so one can try out the KDE DE.

Clearly you are only trying to troll, hence I will put a challenge to you to provide a link to any linux distro with KDE4 on it (available as ISO), where someone can easily download and try out KDE4 out.

Where is this stable version of KDE4 you claim exists?

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RE[6]: Stability
by _txf_ on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 11:48 in reply to "RE[5]: Stability"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

No one ever said it was stable. I believe discussing a beta state which by definition cannot be a stable release right? He just made a statement of relative stability "i.e. these packages are stable enough for me"

this is a virtual image of daily builds so you can test it happily inside a vm.

http://etotheipiplusone.com/kde4daily/docs/kde4daily.html

If you want stable stick with 4.0.4 but be aware that it is very different to 4.1 and even maybe not as stable

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RE[6]: Stability
by elsewhere on Tue 3rd Jun 2008 03:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Stability"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Nice Try? Try taking another look at the link provided, the paragraph with heading "Live CDs with KDE 4".. still can't see the link to the KDE4 live CD?


The link is for a LiveCD of KDE 4.0.1, which is already obsolete, considering KDE is already at 4.0.4 and about to hit 4.0.5. This post is about KDE 4.1, which is still developmental. That was my point.

Also your attempting to twist my words, I never said KDE endorsed this link, I said they recommended it otherwise they wouldn't have put it on their site as an example of trying out KDE4.


Ok, semantics win. KDE only "recommends". Doesn't "endorse". I'm not sure what the difference is, but you seem to think there is one, so I'm not going to argue.

Clearly you are only trying to troll, hence I will put a challenge to you to provide a link to any linux distro with KDE4 on it (available as ISO), where someone can easily download and try out KDE4 out.

Where is this stable version of KDE4 you claim exists?


You're kidding right?

Are you familiar with Ubuntu? Fedora? They both ship with KDE 4. Don't ask me for a link, unless you really want to be pedantic. Even OpenSUSE 10.3 shipped with KDE4, before it was even officially released.

The stable version of KDE4 I've claimed "exists" is available on a number of distros, including the two previous mentioned ones, as well as openSUSE 11, and Debian, and Gentoo, and I believe Mandriva, and the list goes on.

You missed the point of the article, which was about KDE 4.1. KDE 4.0.x is already out and in production. Has been since January. I can understand the confusion though, it's an easy mistake to make when you don't really understand the topic at hand, and can't be bothered making the effort to.

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