Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[7]: Improvements
by Morty on Fri 27th Jan 2012 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Improvements"
Morty
Member since:
2005-07-06

So why was all the KDE 3.5 code chucked out the Window when they moved to 4?

No it was not. That statement is pure nonsense.

KDE 4.0 retained easily 80-90% of the KDE 3.5 code. One of the larger parts of the 3.5 code that was scrapped and rewritten was kicker and kdesktop, and that was hardly more than 1-2% of the code. So a far way from chucking all code out the window. Large parts of the code was virtually unchanged, only adapted to changes in the underlying Qt libraries.

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RE[8]: Improvements
by lucas_maximus on Fri 27th Jan 2012 13:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Improvements"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So why has it taken almost 3 years to get back to what KDE 3.5 could do?

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RE[9]: Improvements
by Morty on Fri 27th Jan 2012 21:24 in reply to "RE[8]: Improvements"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Since it does a whole lot more than 3.5 ever did. So obviously some of the functionality from the few discarded % of code, have had less priority to be added back.

Seriously, KDE SC is something like 4-5 million lines of code, do you really think the KDE developer(they are not that many) designed, developed, tested and debugged all that code from scratch in the few years since KDE 3.5? For most, in their spare time at that.

It's true that the KDE developers are awesome, but they are not quite on that level of super humans.

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RE[9]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Sat 28th Jan 2012 03:45 in reply to "RE[8]: Improvements"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So why has it taken almost 3 years to get back to what KDE 3.5 could do?


KDE 4 passed KDE 3.5 capability years ago, and it passed KDE 3.5 performance shortly after that. Where have you been?

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