Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 01:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.9 provides many new features, along with improved stability and performance."
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RE[4]: Oh, my...
by Beket_ on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh, my..."
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"To me, it looks as if KDE developers were paralyzed with fear of changing anything in default settings and look&feel. They just keep piling new stuff on top of old one, without taking a step back to look at the result. Which is really strange, considering that they could just get together for an afternoon and with a minimum effort make KDE twice as good as it is now.

There are three problems with pushing the design process to the users:
- It makes the desktop less attractive, despite all the work that went into it, many users won't even try it.
- Design should take place before the implementation, not after it.
- Most users can't design a desktop - they are perfectly able to judge it (which is what Gnome guys forget) but they do not necessarily know *how to make* a good desktop.

The KDE developers know how to make a good desktop, and that is what they do.

It is actually up to the distributions to make it look good.

Are the kde developers also in denial? If yes, then that would explain why kde4 is still so kitsch.

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RE[5]: Oh, my...
by cdude on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, my..."
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Are the kde developers also in denial?

The look and to some degree feel are end-user customizable. Whatever you CAN and LIKE to make out of them is part of the desktop and the freedom that is delivered to you.

If yes, then that would explain why kde4 is still so kitsch.

Good example. So, what do you prefer? Change your taste to match to the default look and feel or change the look and feel to match to your default taste?

KDE did always focus on the second and I love it more then the alternate.

Edited 2012-08-02 14:28 UTC

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