Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Nov 2010 22:57 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE "KDE releases 4.6 beta1 of Workspaces, Applications and Development Frameworks, bringing significant improvements to desktop search, a revamped activity system and a significant performance boost to window management and desktop effects. Efforts all across the KDE codebase pay off by making KDE's frameworks more suitable for usage on all devices. The release provides a testing base for a stable release in January 2011."
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RE[4]: Which distro?
by gireesh on Sun 28th Nov 2010 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Which distro?"
gireesh
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2005-07-24

Would you please expand on why it is a limitation of ArchLinux?

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RE[5]: Which distro?
by vivainio on Sun 28th Nov 2010 19:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Which distro?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Would you please expand on why it is a limitation of ArchLinux?


All software just isn't packaged or tested for ArchLinux, especially if it's closed source (and Arch people can't package it up themselves) or terribly complicated (e.g. scratchbox).

To use myself as an example - I need to use Ubuntu for my work. I could use Debian but then I would have a lower chance of stuff I need working (because stuff I need gets tested on Ubuntu). If something is broken in Ubuntu, chances are 99% that it's broken in Debian too (IME).

If I were to use ArchLinux, I would need to run Ubuntu in VM. I don't enjoy using VM's. If I want to use KDE on my work machine, apt-get install kubuntu-desktop is the name of the game.

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