Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2014 13:44 UTC

This article explores where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going. Frameworks, Plasma, KDE e.V., Qt5, KDE Free Qt Foundation, QtAddons - you heard some of these terms and want to know what all the fuss is about? A set of articles on the Dot aims to bring some clarity in the changes and constants of the KDE community in 2014 and further. This is the first article, diving into the technical side of things: Plasma, applications and libraries.

An update on where KDE stands today.

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Comment by haakin
by haakin on Thu 26th Jun 2014 14:38 UTC
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From the mentioned article:

"A very fast release cycle?
Experiences in the world of mobile and web applications have shown that users are far more likely to start using features and appreciate small batches instead of large dumps. Short release cycles can bring bug fixes and improvements to our users much faster."

WTF! Mobile and web applications!!??

What about the "Release early, release often"?? Wikipedia says: "This philosophy was popularized by Eric S. Raymond in his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar, where Raymond stated "Release early. Release often. And listen to your customers"."

1997... 17 years ago.

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RE: Comment by haakin
by shmerl on Fri 27th Jun 2014 05:11 in reply to "Comment by haakin"
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In practice, "release early release often" didn't really happen in DEs in the past. Part of the reason was their monolithic structure. Making KDE modular helps updating its parts in their own pace which makes overall updating process more gradual and often.

Edited 2014-06-27 05:19 UTC

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