Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 18:41 UTC
KDE The release of KDE 4.0 was not a smooth one, and left a number of users a bit disgruntled. Still, the release showed so much potential that it was oozing out of every pixel. KDE 4.1 improved significantly in many areas of concern, but it wasn't yet ready for everyone. With today's release of KDE 4.2, the KDE4 vision is ready to face not only developers and enthusiasts, but every users. We have taken a look at the release candidate for KDE 4.2, and we have a short interview with KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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You just can't win
by mounty on Wed 28th Jan 2009 06:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great Release"
mounty
Member since:
2005-12-12

Look at SkyOS; the big complaint is that it is in perpetual beta, that no one can try it out etc.

KDE 4.0 was released with lots of caveats, that it was only for interested enthusiasts, that it was a not quite ready for the masses etc. It's really most unfair of you to criticise it on that basis; its deficiencies were plainly advertised.

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RE: You just can't win
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 28th Jan 2009 18:12 in reply to "You just can't win"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Look at SkyOS; the big complaint is that it is in perpetual beta, that no one can try it out etc.


Call me crazy, but I'd like to think that there's a reasonable middle ground between "perpetual beta" - and "beta-quality software labeled as a finished release."

KDE 4.0 was released with lots of caveats, that it was only for interested enthusiasts, that it was a not quite ready for the masses etc.


And I suspect that simply labeling it as a Developer Preview would have more effective than all of those caveats combined.

It's really most unfair of you to criticise it on that basis; its deficiencies were plainly advertised.


More unfair than criticizing users for expecting that software carrying a "x.0" version number to be release-quality & relatively complete?

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RE[2]: You just can't win
by Soulbender on Wed 28th Jan 2009 18:18 in reply to "RE: You just can't win"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

More unfair than criticizing users for expecting that software carrying a "x.0" version number to be release-quality & relatively complete?


The average user does not install KDE, he/she install a distribution. The average user don't care what version KDE is, they care about the version of their distribution.

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