Linked by David Adams on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:11 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE "After the recent release KDE 4.1 beta 2 and openSUSE 11 with KDE 4.0.4, some critics have been especially vocal in expressing their displeasure with the KDE 4 user interface paradigms. The debate has grown increasingly caustic as critics and supporters engage in a war of words over the technology. The controversy has escalated to the point where some users are now advocating a fork in order to move forward the old KDE 3.5 UI paradigms. As an observer who has closely studied each new release of KDE 4, I'm convinced that the fork rhetoric is an absurdly unproductive direction for this debate."
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KDE 3.5 does. KDE 4 in all, sucks. KDE 4 is the Windows Vista of the Linux world. Do I think KDE 4 will be good enough? yeah at version 4.5. For now, some people are happy with KDE 3.5, support for that will go away sooner than later so yeah a fork of KDE 3.5 will be necessary.

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Richard Dale Member since:

Thankyou for your kind words. I think what non-contributors to KDE don't realise about kde developers is the high level of skill involved, and the willingness to take risks. So it is very gratifying to receive such high praise from someone who is clearly an expert at spotting innovative software development happening right under their nose.

You are right to point out how silly we are still carrying on with new releases of the KDE 3.x series. I don't know what we can do about those loose cannons on the project who want to keep the old stuff going while working just as hard on those new shiny things.

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_txf_ Member since:

Nice, I've seen this comment copied and pasted all over the blogosphere, by this very same

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