Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[6]: Tested it for a few hours
by kaiwai on Thu 7th Apr 2011 05:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Tested it for a few hours"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

They deliberately released admittedly beta quality code as a point zero release and then tried to justify it by attempting to redefine the standard expectations of what a point zero release is for the sake of getting wider testing. I'll agree that the distros were partially to blame for pushing it as a replacement for 3.x so early, but they aren't solely to blame by a long shot.


Personally I found what KDE 4.0 no better or worse than Apple with Mac OS X 10.0 when it was first released where Apple offered machines with OS 9 and dual boot configurations, free upgrade to 10.1 for those who took the plunge first. At some point you have to get the software out there, it is hardly the fault of KDE developers if distributions ignore the advice and decide to make it a default desktop.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

10.1 was a free upgrade for customers.

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