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 and an official GNOME press release.
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RE[4]: This is a good thing
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is a good thing"
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Simple. Don't slap a .0 tag on what amounts to alpha software and expect unsuspecting end users to test it. Continue to recommend distros ship 2.x as the default till it stabilizes and fully support that branch.

That's exactly what the KDE team did and, though KDE4.0 was labelled as a ".0", it was very clearly distributed as BETA.

The problem wasn't KDE being released too early, it was impatient users ignoring the warnings and expecting release quality from beta software.

Heck, even the KDE distros weren't offering KDE4.0 ISOs as the download - users had to specifically choose KDE4.0 and read through the warnings before downloading.

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