Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:52 UTC, submitted by FrankKarlitschek
KDE "At last year's Akademy the vision of the Social Desktop was born and first presented to a larger audience. The concept behind the Social Desktop is to bring the power of online communities and group collaboration to desktop applications and the desktop shell itself. One of the strongest assets of the Free Software community is its worldwide community of contributors and users who belief in free software and who work hard to bring the software and solutions to the mainstream."
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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Mon 4th May 2009 20:17 UTC
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I spent one evening figuring out what doesn't work in KDE 4.2.2 and came up with ~40 items of whom most are usability bugs and a couple incoherent behaviour of different apps. I didn't even bother to count Nepomuk or Amarok flaws since they are really at the 0.0.x level of development.

They really, really should just fix the basics first before trying to come up with something even more beta.

P.S. I am now waiting to have time to figure out which of these were already marked but not fixed and for which I might myself need to file a report.

I suppose they are all well known since I ain't a hardcore power user using my own hacks here and there.

Edited 2009-05-04 20:31 UTC

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by wakeupneo on Tue 5th May 2009 04:00 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
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I didn't even bother to count Nepomuk or Amarok flaws since they are really at the 0.0.x level of development.

Of all the apps that have been migrated to KDE4...Amarok would have to be the biggest disappointment for me. They've butchered and overcomplicated what was once a killer app.

I hope some sanity will prevail and a 'mozilla-to-firefox-like' project will spring up to bring it back to something resembling usable. For now I'm steering clear though, which is a crying shame.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by KugelKurt on Wed 6th May 2009 08:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
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Amarok 2.0 was mainly a release to get the new (needed!) foundation into place. Since then Amarok undertook an usability review process. The results of that process will be applied to Amarok over time, starting with the 2.1 release:

No need for unsubstantiated calls for a fork.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by aunzim on Tue 5th May 2009 07:25 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
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The time you consume whining here could've been used to file a couple of bug reports... ;)

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