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[10]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 12th Aug 2010 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The only problem here is illogical, irrational users (this means you) who think for some reason that a ".0 release" is somehow special. It. Is. Not. The only special thing about it is that some portion of it is likely to be poorly tested.


Software that is poorly tested is called alpha or beta - not .0.

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RE[11]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Yagami on Thu 12th Aug 2010 18:01 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

ok , they tested it alot but they left the bugs -> ok for .0.

or they are slaves to you and must ask for your authorization on their version schemes.

or they should just version like kde 2008 , there , fixed

or they could call it kde XP / LEOPARD / little dragon's sister. problem fixed.

or ... you could accept that you do not develop on opensource and are wrong and accept that its common practice and happens to all major opensource projects.

your stubborness to accept this is amazing, because all projects suffer from this .0 problem.

AND EVEN , god , if linux kernel can come up with such a weird version scheme or even/odd numbers representing stable or unstable ... must the kde developers all come to your house and ask you please to let them version kde 4.0 like they want ?

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RE[12]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Beket_ on Thu 12th Aug 2010 19:59 in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
Beket_ Member since:
2009-07-10

ok , they tested it alot but they left the bugs -> ok for .0.

or they are slaves to you and must ask for your authorization on their version schemes.
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Dude, having bugs and all is fine for a major release. Even for the first subsequent releases of the 4.x series. This isn't what we argue about.

The most irritating is that there are certain kde developers and users who want to convince world that kde 4.0 was a great release. And that are we making things up, just because we are haters. Well, we aren't.

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RE[11]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by sorpigal on Fri 13th Aug 2010 10:53 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Beta and alpha are meaningless in an open source project. These are "pre-release" labels, but there is no such thing as "pre-release" when your source code is public.

In my view there is only one sensible way to name releases: Give them a number. Is "4.0-beta" different from "4.0"? If it's "the release before 4.0" why didn't you call 4.0 4.1 and 4.0-beta 4.0? Numbers increment, text labels do not.

Your problem is that you think open source projects are products. You want "4.0" to mean "Product is ready", when all it means is "something big changed." I'll say this again, and clearly: There. Is. Nothing. Special. About. 4.0. When you make a major change you bump the major version number. This does not and never has and never will say anything about stability or correctness!

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