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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KDE 4.1
by OSGuy on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 10:36 UTC
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I did not see the respected KDE developer resize the panel. I wanted to see whether the icons adjust accordingly. I admit I skipped through the video so I might have missed it.

Anyway, overall it looks good but there is something weird about it. I can't explain it but at some stages at looks dull and at some it looks good. Let me back my self up:

- The status bars are unbevelled as well as other elements of the UI. See 1:15 (KWrite). They shold be bevelled.

- The push buttons look weird on black background. I think it's meant to look shiny-sort-of (Vista like) but instead it looks like a web page. Examine 1:03 and you will see what I mean.

- The txt icons on the desktop also look weird. I don't know how to explain but they lack some type of 3D depth or something...they...hmmm, they are just plain ugly. Compare the Vista icons with yours.

- The font is too small.

- The panel (Start) menu looks the same. I strongly recommend you look at the "Linux-XP" version of the Stat menu and use something like that.

This is not a flame. I am giving you a personal constructive feedback and where I criticize I also try to express my opinion for a solution. Overall, it looks good.

Edited 2008-06-02 10:40 UTC

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