Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Dec 2009 19:03 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Qt Nokia has released the latest version of its cross-platform toolkit Qt, version 4.6. As usual, it comes with a whole slew of improvements and new features, and this time, they even added a new platform into the mix.
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RE[5]: KDE
by lemur2 on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 03:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: KDE"
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"i dont use this feature so nobody else should!" on a related note, i just really hate how everyone stuffs the world with their children(aka you), which i cant use for anything.. please.. have them go away... this is what you are saying, you do realize this? Nope, it's not. To copycat you, I could just as well state: "on a related note, i just really hate how no one ever has enough stuff with them all time time, i really need first aid kit, full toolbox, kitchen sink, vacuum cleaner, 12 different screwdrivers, canister of gasoline and a toolshed with me every time i do something as simple as drink coffee" Exaggerating things is fun, isn't it? Oh, and it _clearly_ makes my post look mature and well-presented, doesn't it?

Point of philosophy here: I like to have a toolshed. It could well include a "first aid kit, full toolbox, kitchen sink, vacuum cleaner, 12 different screwdrivers and canister of gasoline".

If I want to drink a cup of coffee, I don't go into the toolshed to do so.

That does not mean that I don't want a toolshed at all. I'm not one to just drink coffee all the time.

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RE[6]: KDE
by boldingd on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 15:56 in reply to "RE[5]: KDE"
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The problem isn't just having a tool-shed or not, it's how well-organized the tool-shed is, and how easy it is to find the tool you want at any given time. It's fine to have lots of advanced and powerful features, but they need to be presented in such a way that the application remains easy to use in the likely-more-common simple use cases. Advanced features shouldn't be in the way.

That, I suppose, is my biggest problem with KDE. All that complexity might not be a bad thing in and of itself but. typically, I find that the abundance of options and features are not managed well, which can make it difficult to get into KDE (and KDE apps) and start using them for simple tasks. I really dread having to wade through four or five long, similarly-named option panels trying to find the one setting that I actually want; that happens to me a lot, when I try to use KDE.

Edited 2009-12-02 16:00 UTC

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