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[7]: Great!
by mat69 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Great!"
mat69
Member since:
2006-03-29

That would in fact be one way.

Though experience shows that once a hack is in it takes pretty long to get it removed --> look at the hacks in KDE 3.
Especially if people denied there was a bug at all in the beginning. They would simply say that the hack "fixed" the bug and the bug was in your application so no need to change anything in their code.

"As long as it 'works' there is no reason to change it." (not a quote! rather a way of thinking)

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RE[8]: Great!
by Tuishimi on Wed 5th Aug 2009 18:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Great!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

True. There are still "hacks" in code I've written from about 8 years ago in our applications. And I knew I would get that comment. ;) On the other hand, while I appreciate and respect the "do the right thing" attitude, I also think that the user should not suffer if something can be done about it. And I use the word "suffer" lightly as I think we have all become somewhat spoiled by advancements in UI software.

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RE[9]: Great!
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:15 in reply to "RE[8]: Great!"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Well, it depends on where your focus lies, then. Our focus lies more in advancing Free Software than making the current users happy. There, I've said it.

It might come as a surprise, and we do care about our current users (of course) but we're aiming for the 95% ppl NOT using KDE... If we accept that we have to carry al kinds of legacy hacks to keep things reasonably working on the current platform we'll never get there. We'd be stranded, like Gnome, in incremental improvements FOR EVER.

If you wanna play with the big boys, you gotta have BALLS.

Hmm, that might be a slogan for KDE. KDE - we have BALLS.

Or would that give the wrong impression?

;-)

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