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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RE[5]: Fonts
by segedunum on Fri 1st Aug 2008 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Fonts"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

Ok, so why can't they choose better BASE fonts then?

Because they have to rely on the absolute lowest common denominator available.

Hint: Better fonts and settings will generally be configured in a distribution so you don't have to worry about it.

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RE[6]: Fonts
by sappyvcv on Sat 2nd Aug 2008 04:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Fonts"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Obviously not, because all the distributions choose pretty crappy, and interestingly, seemingly all the same, settings.

Odd how that seems to work to KDEs disadvantage huh. Just shift the blame.

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RE[7]: Fonts
by lemur2 on Sat 2nd Aug 2008 10:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Fonts"
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2007-02-17
RE[7]: Fonts
by segedunum on Sun 3rd Aug 2008 15:15 in reply to "RE[6]: Fonts"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Odd how that seems to work to KDEs disadvantage huh. Just shift the blame.

No blame shifting going on, because that's the way you get to see a new desktop - configured in a distribution. It's like getting to look at the first version of some Windows desktop components produced internally, and then bitching at Microsoft because it hasn't been integrated nicely into Windows with all the new font work that's been going on elsewhere.

Ergo, you just have no clue how this works.

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