Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jul 2008 20:39 UTC, submitted by vege
KDE Earlier this year, the KDE team released the highly-anticipated 4th major revision of the KDE desktop. Instead of bringing evolutionary changes, KDE 4.0 effectively delivered a complete rewrite of KDE, and as a consequence the first release of the KDE 4 branch lacked a lot of features of KDE 3.x, while also being quite unstable and rough. Many even complained the KDE team shouldn't have released KDE 4.0 as 4.0, but rather as a developer preview release or something similar. During this storm of criticism, the KDE team calmly pointed out that KDE 4.1 would fix many, many of the issues people had with KDE 4.0. Starting today, there's no more pointing towards KDE 4.1: KDE 4.1 has been released today.
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Got to Love the Standards Here
by richmoore on Tue 29th Jul 2008 21:26 UTC
richmoore
Member since:
2005-08-06

It's lovely to see that osnews is continuing it's wonderful record of low standards of impartial journalism and reporting. I guess that since you didn't report this until after slashdot you did need a way to keep your ad revenue. Truly the level of quality you can see here is tending towards zero.

So, you've not bothered to even mention what's changed. From the look of things you've not even bothered to read the release announcement. Why not just post a link to the slashdot story and spare us the flamebait?

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Repeat after me:

All your base...
I for one welcome...
....
Profit!

Slashdot is calling you back. Do not resist!

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"So, you've not bothered to even mention what's changed. From the look of things you've not even bothered to read the release announcement. Why not just post a link to the slashdot story and spare us the flamebait?"

Of course, linking to the release announcement and expecting people to read it is flambait....

Apparently you sir have not even bothered to check out what was posted before flapping your gums. Carry on.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You are really doing a disservice to KDE. You say you are a KDE developer, but your pointless inflammatory comments about a perfectly fine news item here on OSNews - a news item with a very sad and important last paragraph, I might add - tells me you either really don't care about the work you do for KDE, or you're just a stupid troll claiming to be a KDE developer.

Show some respect for the person this release has been dedicated to, please. I'm sure your fellow KDE developers would like that (assuming you are one).

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richmoore Member since:
2005-08-06

Actually Thom is right - I'd only read the summary and then clicked through to the comments. Reading the full text is actuallly a lot more balanced than the impression I got from the summary, so I appologise if I've caused any offence.

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cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

It's lovely to see that osnews is continuing it's wonderful record of low standards of impartial journalism and reporting. I guess that since you didn't report this until after slashdot you did need a way to keep your ad revenue. Truly the level of quality you can see here is tending towards zero.

So, you've not bothered to even mention what's changed. From the look of things you've not even bothered to read the release announcement. Why not just post a link to the slashdot story and spare us the flamebait?


What standards? I visit about eight tech sites like this one a day and most of them post the same stories within hours (rarely within days) of each other. Big deal. Furthermore, money talks. These guys, like all of them, are going to do the minimum amount of work to maximize their profits. You realize, it takes a couple more clicks of the mouse and ten minutes of actual reading (READING!! can you imagine the horror?) in order to get the full story and put it into context.

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Lengsel Member since:
2006-04-19

What do you mean the flamebait?

I actually wish OSNews would disable comment capabilities all together for the site if that's what you mean about comments going back and forth. I do agree OSNews sometimes has pretty pointless articles, but even when there is a useful or informative story from a practical perspective, 90% of the comments on here are garbage, it seems filled by people who think who think it's cool to be "techie", cool have Linux installed.

I am sure the lovers of cwm/fvwm know what I am talking about. Just want the barebones to get the work done and any more than that, just cut all the graphics and menus out of it. We don't like all the bla bla bla talk, so "shut up and hack".

If you know of a better site than say so. Daemonnews is alright but a little slow, so if you know of something else, or maybe we need an open source news site that is more inclined towards IT experts and is not interested in home users.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What do you mean the flamebait?


I think he didn't see the "read more" which is listed in BRIGHT ORANGE.

We're all just people.

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