On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 20:28, Felix Miata <mrmazda(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
On 2010/07/27 08:50 (GMT-0400) Anton Aylward
If this was called "Tolomberine"
instead of KDE4, I'm sure we wouldn't
be having this silly thread.
For sure. Just as the name Photoshop 7 implied a newer and improved
replacement for Photoshop 6, the name Warp 4.0 implied a newer and improved
replacement for Warp 3.0, the name Mac OS X implied a newer and improved
replacement for OS 9, and the name Fedora 13 implies a newer and improved
replacement for Fedora 12, the name KDE4 implies that it is a newer and
improved replacement for KDE3.
It is clear from this thread and others that many find KDE4, versions prior
to 4.3 or 4.4 at least, neither improved nor suitable as a replacement for
KDE3. It is equally clear that KDE3 power users would have been better served
had KDE4 been given some distinctively different name, or at least a KDE3
look and feel option, similar to that given those who upgraded from Windows
2000 to Windows XP.
KDE 4.0 and 4.1 were clearly labeled as not intended for the end user.
KDE 4.2 was labeled for "early adoptors". Complain to Suse that they
included it in the distro. KDE 4.3 is ~99% feature complete with KDE
3.5.10, everything currently missing needs to be filed individually as
a feature request (wish) in bugs.kde.org
Indeed, does anyone know if a KDE3 look & feel
option bug/feature request
exists in the KDE Bugzilla?
There would be no point. Instead, fle feature requests for the
specific features that you feel are missing.
KDE4 is a great example that newer is neither
equivalent to either better nor
Kudos to Novell and active openSUSE
supporters/developers that all openSUSE
users continue to have the option to use KDE3.
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