Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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I do apologize, however, as I did misspeak: KDE 4.2 is moving into Unstable this week.

OK. So Debian now considers KDE4, released to the world for a year and a quarter now, to be stable enough to go into their "Unstable" branch. Hooray for KDE4!

Nevertheless, I stand by my opinion that KDE 4.2 is indeed ready for use by KDE 3.5.x die hards.

Well, that's weird of you.

Except maybe for those who are narrow minded and refuse to learn new ways of doing things. (See yourself in that description?)


As for votes of confidence, why not take a look at the myriad of major distributions including KDE 4.2: Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, Kubuntu.

Well, heading up your list with Fedora was probably not the best strategy. They'd use /dev/null as their default filesystem device if they thought it would be fun.

(See yourself in that description?)

Naw. Just practical.

I use Parsix which uses Gnome as its desktop.

Last time we talked about it you said you used Mint. I have not used Parsix. But I have been interested in it. Their python-based boot system seems pretty cool.

I am fascinated and excited about the progress of the KDE 4 branch and my experiences with it thus far are very good and usability has improved dramatically with this release.

I was too. But they can only cry wolf so many times without sacrificing credibility. The times I have hopefully tried KDE 4.x, after hearing that "this release is the real one" it has been crap.

Edited 2009-04-02 23:47 UTC

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superstoned Member since:

Mr. Bergman, we often (mostly respectfully) disagree. However, I really must say this message was funny and I had a good laugh.

I'm sorry you had bad experiences with KDE 4.2. I suspect you are more critical than me, which isn't weird. I can take some beating from KDE, since I run SVN, and still love it ;-)

Stability in 4.2 isn't at 3.5 (nor current gnome) level, at least that's my personal opinion. So in that regard I agree with you. However, I think it is usable for most casual use, and I also think that it is an important step for the KDE 4 series. And obviously I expect stability to improve, so you'll probably can change your mind some day and enjoy the goodies without the bad feelings.

Meanwhile, have fun @Gnomeland. Don't get too bored.

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sbergman27 Member since:

Mr. Bergman,

Uh oh. This is starting off like a dunning notice. :-P

Meanwhile, have fun @Gnomeland. Don't get too bored.

I admin 80ish Linux desktops. Boring is good. You guys keep wanting to inject
into my life. I just want my users to be able to get their work done effectively. If and when our goals ever align I would seriously consider KDE.

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