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Re: [opensuse] Workspaces X Wallpapers (KDE4)
  • From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 22:11:55 -0600
  • Message-id: <200901072212.00146.bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 2009 January 07 20:49:41 Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:36:16 -0600, you wrote:
KDE 4.0 and 4.1 were not intended for the average user. 4.0 was for
developers; 4.1 was for early adopters. Those are facts.

That doesn't change the fact that KDE 3.5 is dead and won't be maintained
upstreams. No distributor I know of has the respources to maintain a
complete KDE version all on their own.

Debian will, at least until Lenny and Etch are BOTH out of security support.
Plus, after we actually get a KDE 4 release targeted toward normal users, I'd
have no problem with it being the default. It is the way forward, with a
cleaner, broader, more powerful base for better integrated applications and a
more flexible user experience. I have great hopes for it and SOON. It's
just not ready to be the default yet.

It's not like KDE 3 was dropped by upstream as soon as KDE 4.0 was released.
The KDE 3.5.10 release was AFTER the KDE 4.1 release, and I haven't heard
that there definitely won't be a 3.5.11. It may well still be maintained
upstream for a while.
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =.
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