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Re: [opensuse] 11.2 a big step backwards?
  • From: Lubos Lunak <l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:59:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <201002261659.48992.l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 25 of February 2010, Larry Stotler wrote:
Just out of curiousity Will, how much thought was given to how these
changes would affect the current KDE3.x installed base? I've been at
a loss to understand some of the new ideas beind KDE4 and how they are
supposed to make things better. (probably because in my case they make
things work - as an old Workplace Shell user I always liked KDE's
clean and trim interface)

I fully understand that you guys wanted to remove some of the clutter
from the system, but is it really a majority of devs and users who
want the new features like effects and all that other stuff?

That, ultimately, doesn't matter. It is the majority of devs who do the work.
Wishing for something makes things happen only if you are lucky and it's not
possible for everybody to be lucky all the time.

It just seems like there's been a push to replace missing KDE3 stuff that's
probably slowed down the new stuff.

Not trying to start a flame, just trying to understand why the drastic
changes were decided upon. Thanx

Because there was nobody to work on the old code that was rotten. In fact, it
was the people maintaining that code at the end of the KDE3 cycle who decided
to do the changes. So if you want the old KDE3, just use it, but take it as
it is - with nobody caring about it enough to do any serious work.

Lubos Lunak
openSUSE Boosters team, KDE developer
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