Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 07:09 UTC
KDE Probably the most often misunderstood element of KDE4 is Plasma, the extensive widget engine that replaces the normal desktop and the Kicker panel from KDE 3.x. The entire KDE4 desktop is built up out of Plasmoids (yet another term for desk accessory), including the panel and the desktop itself - and it is the latter that has been causing quite some confusion. Where are my desktop icons? Update: Aaron Seigo has published a screencast showing how the FolderView Plasmoid behaves as a normal desktop, and how to make it so.
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RE[6]: great
by lemur2 on Wed 18th Jun 2008 07:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: great"
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Define, valid.

It is perhaps easier to give examples of "invalid".

Examples of "invalid criticism of KDE 4.1 alpha" are:

(1) "You can't resize the panel" ... invalid because you can resize it.
(2) "Why must the panel be that ugly black color" ... invalid because the panel doesn't have to be that color.
(3) "You can't have desktop icons" ... invalid because you can effectively have desktop icons, and in fact it is more flexible on KDE 4.1 than any other desktop to date.
(4) "Its ugly" ... invalid when they are criticising just one theme when the KDE 4 desktop is very much themeable.
(5) "It isn't finished in this area" ... invalid (for a release preview) when the developers have already said "It isn't finished in this area, we will have it finished by the time of release".

Hope that helps.

Edited 2008-06-18 07:09 UTC

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