Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE KDE today celebrates its semi-annual release event, releasing new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Development Platform and a large number of applications available in their 4.5.0 versions. In this release, the KDE team focused on stability and completeness of the desktop experience.
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Comment by mtzmtulivu
by mtzmtulivu on Tue 10th Aug 2010 23:32 UTC
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

Webkit is not part of KDE SC libraries. KDE SC uses Webkit from QT and it is integrated into KDE SC through kdewebkit(kde bindings for qtwebkit).

KDE SC 4.0 was released more than two years ago. Its time to stop making references to it when criticising any aspect of KDE SC 4.5 and any other future releases.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Kalessin on Wed 11th Aug 2010 00:03 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

Unfortunately, while the way that they released KDE 4 ultimately resulted in a very solid DE, it also seems to have created a serious stigma for the project. I would love it if folks would just look at KDE 4 for what it is, but as with many things, it takes tons of good publicity to overcome even a small amount of bad publicity, and KDE 4.0 created more than just a small amount of bad publicity, regardless of whether it was actually good for the project from a technology standpoint to release it that they way that they did.

In any case, I think that KDE 4 has been quite solid and that it has been for a while (I've used it since 4.0), and I can't wait for my distro (Arch) to get 4.5 in the stable repository so that I can install.

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RE[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Aug 2010 01:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Unfortunately, while the way that they released KDE 4 ultimately resulted in a very solid DE, it also seems to have created a serious stigma for the project. I would love it if folks would just look at KDE 4 for what it is, but as with many things, it takes tons of good publicity to overcome even a small amount of bad publicity, and KDE 4.0 created more than just a small amount of bad publicity, regardless of whether it was actually good for the project from a technology standpoint to release it that they way that they did.

As any good PR-person would know, first impressions are everything. KDE4.0 was the one to give the first impressions of KDE4 to many people and that'll be almost impossible to get over until KDE5.

From technology standpoint it was perhaps a more efficient way of doing things than releasing "KDE4.0 Developer Release" first was it really that much more efficient? Wouldn't such a Developer Release have sufficed? It would atleast have reduced the number of complaints and not created such an overwhelming bad impression. I mean, I do understand why they did it the way they did, I just don't really believe it was worth it.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:33 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Webkit is not part of KDE SC libraries.

The the official stance is that the KDE Platform also includes Qt which in turn also includes QtWebKit.

The WebKit KPart (which is required for WebKit in Konqueror) is however not part of the SC, but a separate Extragear module. It was decided to mention it anyway in the announcement to raise its awareness.

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