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Date:      Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:04:34 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: KDE: What a monster!
Message-ID:  <20090127160434.74f04bef@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <1233039375.1202.24.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:56:15 +1000
Da Rock <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au> wrote:


> I'm also ashamed that they released it in a hurry to compete in this
> condition to a very sceptical Window$ crowd. 

People have to use KDE4 in significant numbers for it to mature. The
real problem was not that they released it, but that Linux distributions
rushed to make it the default version, or in some cases the only
version, in their packaging systems. From what I've read, many people
in the KDE4 project were not happy about this. If most distributions
had either followed the Debian approach of keeping KDE3 as the default,
or the FreeBSD approach of leaving it up to the user there wouldn't have
been such a problem. One of the worst aspect of OSS is the pervasive
attitude that software is either bleeding-edge, or it's obsolete.

BTW, I don't think it's really fair to suggest that KDE4 is trying to
ape Vista, it looks to me as if the've both just borrowed a lot from
OS-X, A lot of the other stuff in KDE4, has been under development for a
long-time.  



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