Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE The KDE team has released the first beta of KDE 4.2, slated for release coming January. Quite a lot of new features have been added, as well as lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. This release also makes a lot of strides to feature parity with KDE 3.x, by adding those small little features that KDE 3.x users are barely aware of, but which were missed in KDE 4.0/4.1, such as taskbar grouping, multiple rows in the taskbar, panel auto-hiding, a traditional icon desktop through 'full-screen' foderview, and so on.
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RE[3]: Disappointment
by KAMiKAZOW on Fri 28th Nov 2008 09:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Disappointment"
KAMiKAZOW
Member since:
2005-07-06

Compare http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/2991042741/ to http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/2991047111/ and see for yourself that Kubuntu ships broken KDE packages. It has also been acknowledged by a Kubuntu team member that the KDE packages are at least partially (and I quote from https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/292473 ) "crippled".

Thanks a lot. See you on openSUSE -- offering the "best KDE 4 experience" (quote from ArsTechnica: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080620-first-look-opensuse-1... ).

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RE[4]: Disappointment
by segedunum on Fri 28th Nov 2008 17:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Disappointment"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, I'd got the impression that Ubuntu had been forcing their own methods like Rosetta on upstream code for quite a while. I feel for Harald Sitter, because he obviously knows the situation is a pile of hurt. I have no idea at all why Ubuntu thinks that doing their own translations in favour of the upstream ones is a good idea when l10n testing and development is at a premium anyway. It makes the upstream translators look bad as well, and probably wonder why they bother.

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RE[5]: Disappointment
by shevegen on Sun 30th Nov 2008 01:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Disappointment"
shevegen Member since:
2008-04-04

So who cares.

People who are young should stop using dumb distributions like debian, ubuntu or opensuse.

Seriously. Adopt Gentoo, Archlinux, Gobolinux or if you want to go more mainstream simply ABANDON ANY _BIG_ DISTRIBUTION THAT IS UNABLE TO KEEP UP WITH DEVELOPERS OF BIG SOFTWARE PROJECTS LIKE KDE.

I will never understand why people be so dependent on distributions who in return often go their own ways, causing confusion.

Everyone read tuomov rants. He is not always correct, and he is too aggressive, but he has some rock-solid points which are entirely accurate.

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