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Re: [opensuse] Workspaces X Wallpapers (KDE4)
  • From: Sven Burmeister <sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:32:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <200901072132.48198.sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx>
Am Mittwoch, 7. Januar 2009 21:07:15 schrieb Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.:
Says who? All people I know, do not have those problems. Maybe it is a
personal thing.

Well, my message has a quote from "Clayton" to this effect. It's not just
him, either:

Of course there are always people complaining. Always the same btw.

"Some components, like the Plasma desktop layer, are still under heavy
development and don't yet provide feature parity with their KDE 3.5.x
counterparts. The incompleteness, which will likely frustrate some users,
gives KDE 4.0 the feel something akin to a technical preview rather than a
production-ready release."
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080111-kde-4-0-rough-but-ready-for-a
ction.html

"Despite being a stable release, it was intended for early adopters.
Continuing to use KDE 3.5 was suggested for users wanting a more
stable, "feature complete" desktop. The intent was for 4.0 to be a
developers release."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE_4

You have to go back to 4.0 to prove your point? that speaks for itself.

"While KDE 4.1 aims at being the first release suitable for early adopting
users, some features you are used to in KDE 3.5 are not implemented yet."
http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.1/

And there are hundreds of features that are part of KDE4 but not KDE3, so kde3
is not ready for default, because it lacks features kde4 has?

KDE 3 should have been the default until KDE 4 was really ready for
brand-new Linux users. Specifically, those that don't want to take
part in experimentation and development, but rather be handed a
finished[1] product. Yes, KDE 4 should have been available but *not*
the default.

KDE4 is better already and the future, hence it is the default choice.
Read the mail by the guy who installed it for a new-to-linux-user.

I read that mail. While it is great that it works for them[1], experiences
with KDE 4 are quite mixed and it is not yet ready to be the default from
someone new too Linux. the chances are too high that it won't work long
enough for them to figure out how to get help.

It's jsut that those complaining shout louder than those just sticking to
their work and enjoying the functionality of KDE4.

Sven
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