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[3]: KDE/OS
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: KDE/OS"
superstoned
Member since:
2005-07-07

The issue is that just keeping up with all the changes in the FOSS/linux software stack is a lot of work, and improving things is another hunk. They're just too much short on ppl and without commitment from Canonical (which invests 99% in Gnome despite having 30% KDE users) it's not gonna improve.

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RE[4]: KDE/OS
by molnarcs on Wed 5th Aug 2009 16:29 in reply to "RE[3]: KDE/OS"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

So why not work with Mandriva - they really seem to be focused on KDE (not that they have a bad GNOME implementation - actually I've read shining reviews of Mandriva from GNOME users as well). I think I read somewhere that KDE is looking for a "shocase" distribution - if that's true, you need to find one that already has a good "baseline". As far as I know (and I have tested the big four - Kubuntu/OpenSuse/Mandriva/Fedora - Mandriva is by far the most polished of all, and they seem to help out with other parts of the KDE software stack (like porting K3B to QT4).

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RE[5]: KDE/OS
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:18 in reply to "RE[4]: KDE/OS"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Aaah, Mandriva. Personally, I like what they do, altough they don't ship KDE vanilla (very very far from it, but the same goes for Suse) and their tools are GTK based. Problem is that Mandriva isn't one of the big boys, and has proven to be a bit unstable (as a company) in the past. And their software infrastructure simply can't hold the candle to the top-three (suse, debian/Ubuntu and Red Hat).

But I wouldn't be against it - it would just take some ppl to push it forward.

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