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Re: [opensuse] 11.2 a big step backwards?
  • From: Will Stephenson <wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:20:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <201002251420.30283.wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 20 February 2010 02:04:36 Felix Miata wrote:
With KDE3 there was no functionality removed. What happened was the KDE
devs decided KDE3 was too complex and difficult to maintain, and so
abandoned it _entirely_. Instead of starting a new project that was
neither difficult nor too complex to maintain, they started a new project
from scratch, the equivalent of 100% being removed by just discarding KDE3
and all its features _entirely_.

(Disclaimer: I've been a KDE developer since the 2.x days and was deeply
involved in the KDE 4 process).

Felix, you are confusing the KDE desktop shell with what is now known as the
KDE Software Compilation - the complete suite of software built with KDE.

It is true that parts of the desktop shell - in KDE 3, the panels and desktop
background provided by kicker and kdesktop - was completely replaced by the
Plasma Desktop.

The applications, the window manager, and the libraries that make up the
platform were ported from KDE 3, rationalised in some places and extended in

Don't take everything you read in forums and lists as gospel...


Will Stephenson, openSUSE Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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