Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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RE: Won't even try it...
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 02:44 UTC in reply to "Won't even try it..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I think this is already another messy attempt to emulate the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows 7. Everything Microsfot does, KDE tries to do in subtle ways.


KDE 4.3 is released now. Windows 7 isn't.

KDE 4 started its design before Vista was released.

If your suggestion that KDE 4 and Windows 7 are clones has any truth then I think you may be terribly confused as to which one is emulating which.

As to which is "messy" ... I'd personally give that crown to Windows 7, given the decisions made on UAC, whereas KDE 4.3 integrates very nicely with PolicyKit.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.3/
"The KDE Application Development Framework introduces a PolicyKit wrapper making it easy for developers who want their application to perform privileged actions in a secure, consistent and easy way. Provided are an authorization manager and an authentication agent, and an easy library for developers to use."

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v RE[2]: Won't even try it...
by sbergman27 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:22 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."
RE[3]: Won't even try it...
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Won't even try it..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"KDE 4.3 is released now. Windows 7 isn't.
Well... considering what's been passing for "releases" in the KDE world the last couple of years, I'm not sure that distinction is very meaningful. Windows 7 prereleases have been around for a while now. And while I'm certainly no fan of Microsoft, I do at least give them credit for having higher QA standards for release than KDE4 has seen. Even for Vista. "

What has that got to do with which is emulating which?

How can anyone conclude that the one which was started design earlier, and is released earlier, is an emulation of the Jhonny-yet-to-get-here?

"higher QA standards"? Windows? Surely you jest. All that I need to say to debunk that notion is "UAC, privelege escalation and MS internal applets". There are many other things that I could choose to say about that, but that one will suffice to illustrate the point.

Edited 2009-08-05 03:49 UTC

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v RE[2]: Won't even try it...
by dragossh on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:35 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."
RE[3]: Won't even try it...
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Won't even try it..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"KDE 4.3 is released now. Windows 7 isn't.
And surprising enough, Windows 7 RC is more stable and faster than KDE4. "

Nope.

"KDE 4 started its design before Vista was released.
But not before Vista was designed ;) "

Debatable. Aero didn't appear in Vista design until late in the game (as MS was initially primarily concerned about things like DRM and WinFS, some of which still haven't appeared).

KDE isn't a complete OS it is just a desktop. It is the rough equivalent of Aero.

Oh, BTW ... are you saying that Windows 7 is the same design as Vista? Are you quite sure you want to say that?

Edited 2009-08-05 03:51 UTC

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RE[3]: Won't even try it...
by segedunum on Wed 5th Aug 2009 12:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Won't even try it..."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

And surprising enough, Windows 7 RC is more stable and faster than KDE4.

Hmmmmm, and this would be after Microsoft went through a six/seven year alpha and beta cycle with Vista before they got to 7?

You people crack me up.

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