Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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You have forgotten the hell of what is

X is the worse thing in any Linux system.

Conversely, the worst thing about X is Linux. ;)

There are too many Linux-centric changes entering, which is supposed to be a cross-platform graphics architecture. First, breaking it up into a bazillion packages, like a Linux distro, whereby any bit can be updated at any time. There's no real "" releases, just distributions with almost random version numbers of packages. Then there was the inclusion of a dependency on HAL, even though every platform except Linux already had a (working|better|dependable|power-conscious) hal-type system. Finally, there's the upcoming removal of all user-space mode-setting support, effectively turning into a Linux-only system.

Maybe development of XFree86 was slow and took a few wrong turns, but at least it was true to its roots as a cross-platform system, usable on commercial Unix, free Unix, Unix-likes, and more.

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Firstly, they are excising HAL and going towards using the platform libraries. So that problem is going away.

Secondly, the other OSes are more than welcome to add support for modern X. There's nothing in the newer architecture that is at odds with non-Linux OSes. In fact, KMS equivalents are what commercial Unixes have traditional used for X. It is the only sane way to do it. If the other OSes don't want to support that, it's their loss, really.

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