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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RE[2]: Almost there....
by TheKal on Thu 11th Feb 2010 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Almost there...."
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Ok, I'm not saying there're not a good thing, but do you seriously believe those are must have's?

The devil is often in the details. The support for additional mouse buttons is something that has been asked for almost ten years (!) and it has almost 1000 votes (!!) on It is a real issue to many people. It surely is to me. We're talking of a Desktop Environment here, and the mouse is a big part of it. It's not some obscure option for a few dudes in their basements. KDE 4 has been out for two years now. It's supposed to be "next generation" software and we're stuck with last millennia mouse handling. I don't want to sound demanding but at least the devs could say something. If it can't be done say so. But it would surprise me that a written-from-scratch effort like KDE 4 has such a structural limitation.

As for the drag and drop I personally don't use it heavily but I can feel the pain of those who do. Just because it doesn't touch me personally it doesn't mean that it's useless. I remember when I showed the beauties of KDE 4 (and FOSS in general) to a friend of mine just to have it laughted at for this very reason. The demo stopped there and while such a user (while being a very good person in general) is better lost than found it still shows that KDE devs should listen to reasonable (and I think those are) requests and not ignore them just because they personally don't care. It's a big world and while you can't please eveybody and least try to remove these, maybe little but very annoying to many, hurdles.

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