Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 13:46 UTC
Editorial With Windows 7 having made its grand debut, and with KDE4's vision making leaps and bounds forward with every release, we have two major software projects that have decided to implement some fairly drastic interface changes. Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from.
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RE[2]: To Boldly Go
by boots on Tue 27th Jan 2009 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE: To Boldly Go"
boots
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2005-07-06

Okay, now remember how long it took Mozilla to get going. YEARS. That was a single application. We are talking about an entire platform here that encompasses everything from low level IO and applicaiton communication layers all the way up the stack to user interaction. The point isn't that change is not needed -- the point is that if you change everything at once you will also break everything at once. That is not a particularly good outcome and quite understandably, not one that will be well received.

Edited 2009-01-27 15:49 UTC

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RE[3]: To Boldly Go
by Yagami on Tue 27th Jan 2009 16:37 in reply to "RE[2]: To Boldly Go"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

but nobody is changing it all at once.

kde4 is being developed along time ago, even when kde3 was still also being developed.

lots of frameworks existed before also, like dbus.

its slowly ( actually very fast ) getting there.

that is why kde4.0 was released. kde needs the community and third party support. kde 4.2 is the starting point of getting return for the boldness.

we are there already ! imagine mozilla 1.0 was released today ;)

the problem was that some distros started releasing kde 4.0 as the default! imagine a distro making mozilla milestone 1 as the default browser !

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