Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Nov 2009 21:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE KDE 4.3.3 has been released. "KDE 4.3.3 has a number of improvements that will make your life just a little bit better. Some of KWin's effects have been smoothed and freed of visual glitches, JuK should now be more stable, KDE PIM has seen its share of improvements while in the back-rooms of KDE, the developers are working hard on porting all applications to the new Akonadi storage and cache."
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RE[6]: I have to try OpenSuse
by vivainio on Fri 6th Nov 2009 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I have to try OpenSuse"
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It will increase the amount of useless Kubuntu specific bugs in the upstream bugtracker, draining resources from KDE developers and bugsquad. Currently there are already to many of those bugs in the KDE bugzilla.

You really think the few developers Kubuntu has have got the time to break all those packages? As the "Timelord" plan indicates, almost all the Kubuntu bugs are in KDE upstream, and now they need to get them there faster.

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Ed W. Cogburn Member since:

You really think the few developers Kubuntu has

Unfortunately, it is precisely the 'few developers' that Kubuntu has that is its main problem.

There is no other way to explain this once you compare Kubuntu to vanilla KDE on 'vanilla' Debian (which Ubuntu is based on).

The Kubuntu devs are basically trying to take a Gnome-specific distro and make KDE work on it seamlessly, and that is simply very hard to do. This is why the KDE experience is generally reported to be better on DE-agnostic distros (nevermind the KDE-centric ones) like Debian, Arch, Gentoo, etc, because the devs working on KDE for those distros aren't having to fight with their own distro's Gnome-specific characteristics.

I wish the Kubuntu devs well, and hope they succeed, but they've chosen a much harder path to take since Ubuntu is effectively a hostile environment for any major non-Gnome DE.

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