Linked by mtzmtulivu on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 03:51 UTC
KDE KDE SC 4.0 was released in January of 2008 and KDE SC 4.5 will be released shortly (August 4th, 2010), roughly two and a half years later, and it is time to reflect on what KDE SC4 seeks to accomplish and how well it is doing in its goals. The critical shift KDE SC took in this series is abstracting the desktop from the underlying system through three pillars, phonon, plasma and solid making the desktop some sort of a virtual platform environment and easily portable to other operating systems.
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I'm still not satisfied
by stipex on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 06:15 UTC
stipex
Member since:
2009-07-30

I think KDE developers made a mistake by rewriting a code from scratch.
It's easier writing a new code than fixing the old messed up one, but it's not the way how software developement should work.
FOSS community is forgiving, that's why KDE has survived.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

I think KDE developers made a mistake by rewriting a code from scratch.

The SC wasn't rewritten from scratch.

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RE[2]: I'm still not satisfied
by Timmmm on Wed 4th Aug 2010 14:09 in reply to "RE: I'm still not satisfied"
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

The UI was very heavily re-written. And turned from being slick, if cluttered, into slow, ugly (IMO), inconsistent and buggy. Maybe it is better now, I don't know; I switched to gnome after the whole 4.0 fiasco.

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