Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE[5]: Too bad
by nunopinheiro on Thu 27th Jan 2011 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad"
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to the no pading in first screnshot and because I made it some clarification....
Actually that secrenshot is wrong...Since i dont have a screen that small I had to chage my screens resolution, and unintentionally made the pannel smaller than it is. Thats what cosing the vertical padding issue, well its not terrible and the fact that you can scale the pannel to any size i a plus IMO...

Blue glow for active windows... btw that a screnshot from a previous KDE, its an unobstructive way to say a window is the active one.
the icon selection its not active but selected (its not that common), what do you propose instead???...

And finally you go and get something that is completely different, the netbook layout (also from a previous iteration)... that is pretty hard to judge unless you are using it beeing that all of those elements are animated.
Still the glow on fonts is to make sure its was enough contrast in them against any background... (at the time we did not had blur effect so we need to make sure we have contrast enough specially on the cheep poor quality screens that are sold in some netbooks.

But I will agree with you that the second screenshot is clutered, interestingly enough we were bashed alot in Oxygen for doing exactly what you suggested... Less is more, I will agree that we tend to put to many visible options on kde apps.

The problem is that as a design solution removing features to make a cleaner interface is not a decent solution IMO, and that solutions such as in-lining features actions and notifications is much better, but in our X11 world that was not easy up until recently ago, soo we are working on that lately since many of the fundamental technological problems are being solved, guess how come? Because designers and design is now part of the process, I just hope more people will want to help the process instead of bashing something as "To bad, it is ugly".

Edited 2011-01-27 19:31 UTC

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