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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RE[2]: Basic layout ugliness.
by tyrione on Wed 11th Aug 2010 01:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Basic layout ugliness."
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

And that's the reason we keep on working at it, and some times we do it better than any one else, some times we don't and we need to keep at it, I'm sure we will never manage to get it perfect, I doubt such a thing is real.. Gnome is not perfect, Mac Osx is not perfect win7 sure is not perfect, the fun for us is to try to achieve it, in the hope that its as fun to you to use it ;)


Stop comparing UI design with OS X and Windows.

It's not there. Comparing against GNOME makes sense. The rest is just absurd.

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RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness.
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Aug 2010 02:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Basic layout ugliness."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Stop comparing UI design with OS X and Windows.

It's not there. Comparing against GNOME makes sense. The rest is just absurd.


Don't be such a hell-bent fanboy. UI is UI, no matter the OS, and comparing one UI to another is perfectly valid if they are meant for similar usage situations.

While I love GNOME and Linux generally I've come to similarly love the way Win7 handles applications on the taskbar: all windows are grouped together and when you hover over the icon for the application it shows you them all neatly together as thumbnails, and you can hover over any of them and all other windows are hidden and that particular one brought forth. Sure, it could be brought to Linux too, I doubt it'd take much code to f.ex. add a Compiz plugin for such, but it's still a good, reasonable UI feature that's not yet present under Linux AFAIK.

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RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Aug 2010 02:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I've come to similarly love the way Win7 handles applications on the taskbar: all windows are grouped together and when you hover over the icon for the application it shows you them all neatly together as thumbnails, and you can hover over any of them and all other windows are hidden and that particular one brought forth. Sure, it could be brought to Linux too, I doubt it'd take much code to f.ex. add a Compiz plugin for such, but it's still a good, reasonable UI feature that's not yet present under Linux AFAIK.


http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3864

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RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by fridder on Wed 11th Aug 2010 03:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
fridder Member since:
2007-11-03
RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by adiwibowo on Wed 11th Aug 2010 05:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
adiwibowo Member since:
2005-07-15

Grouping application windows together is one thing I turn off when using Win 7.
I don't like grouping. That makes switching between windows needs more mouse movements, or clicks than necessary.

If Task Manager in Plasma-Desktop insists on grouping together and can't be disabled then I will look for task manager replacement.

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RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by yfph on Wed 11th Aug 2010 06:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
yfph Member since:
2009-09-03

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Edited 2010-08-11 06:09 UTC

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v RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by tyrione on Wed 11th Aug 2010 10:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
mgl.branco Member since:
2009-07-22

Stop comparing UI design with OS X and Windows.

IMHO, Speaking about usability, Windows is a horrible mess. Yes, we are there.

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