Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:47 UTC, submitted by suka
Gnome During the currently ongoing GUADEC conference in Den Haag the GNOME release team announced that GNOME 3.0 would be delayed for another six months and is now scheduled for March 2011. "We could release in September and have something working that is okayish, but it's not up to the standards we have" release team member Vincent Untz explains the reasoning. There's coverage of this issue at derStandard.at and an official GNOME press release.
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RE[4]: This is a good thing
by stabbyjones on Thu 29th Jul 2010 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is a good thing"
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

You do remember KDE4 being released while they tried to tell everyone it was beta? Nobody cares if it's not ready yet, it was big new and shiny.

Something happened to me as a Linux user when i switched completely. When software gets a new release i want it. I'll sit on my PC all night if it doesn't work because for some reason I have to have it.

That's why delay is good, keep it away from the ravenous compilers who also complain the most when something isn't that great.

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RE[5]: This is a good thing
by orestes on Thu 29th Jul 2010 22:57 in reply to "RE[4]: This is a good thing"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

You do have a point, more than a few distros played a pretty big part in the KDE 4 situation pushing the new shiny code out as default before it was ready. To that end, we can only hope they'll be more responsible this time.

But... the KDE team also made the brilliant move of trying to redefine decades of accepted standards of what a .0 release was.

I'm not saying keep it away from the early adopters who are used to having things break and enjoy it, but for the love of $DEITY don't make it default so that Johnny New User's first impression of Linux is a pretty but half working system

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RE[6]: This is a good thing
by segedunum on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:25 in reply to "RE[5]: This is a good thing"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

But... the KDE team also made the brilliant move of trying to redefine decades of accepted standards of what a .0 release was.

Nope, it's the same as it's always been. Just as Gnome 2.0 was and PulseAudio 0.** whatever is.

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RE[6]: This is a good thing
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 17:07 in reply to "RE[5]: This is a good thing"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

You do have a point, more than a few distros played a pretty big part in the KDE 4 situation pushing the new shiny code out as default before it was ready. To that end, we can only hope they'll be more responsible this time.

But... the KDE team also made the brilliant move of trying to redefine decades of accepted standards of what a .0 release was.

I'm not saying keep it away from the early adopters who are used to having things break and enjoy it, but for the love of $DEITY don't make it default so that Johnny New User's first impression of Linux is a pretty but half working system


KDE4.0 wasn't even default on Kubuntu let alone any other Linux distro. It was a seperate downloadable ISO for people who wanted to beta test.

The problem was people were impatient - went out of their way to run beta software and then complained when everything didn't work properly.

So they really only have themselves to blame, not KDE, Kubuntu, OpenSuse nor anyone else that offered up KDE4.0 packages in parallel to KDE3.5.x

Edited 2010-08-02 17:09 UTC

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