KDE 4.1 "for testers only"

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) khaoticmind at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 14:19:28 BST 2008

On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 07:15, Krzysztof Lichota <krzysiek at lichota.net> wrote:
> 2008/7/31 Christian A. Reiter <chris.reiter at gmx.at>:
>> Agreed KDE4.0/4.1 are two pairs of shoes. But "even" I (as 5 years Linux user)
>> have my problems with Kubuntu/KDE4.1 and stay with 3.5 ATM.
>> Everyone knows that Ubuntu has less efforts polishing KDE than GNOME. That's
>> not bad, just decicion. And kubuntu-kde4-desktop with ppa-KDE4.1 IS LESS
>> STABLE than kubuntu-desktop.
>> That's all I want to say - and that that should be made transparent.
> Given this fact I think the decision of not shipping KDE 3.5 with
> Intrepid is shooting yourself in the foot for Kubuntu, especially
> given the fact that Hardy is not LTS and cannot act as safe harbour
> for people who need stable system. They will just drift away to other
> distributions or Ubuntu with Gnome.

While i partially agree with you in this. I think this was a decision
of the Kubuntu Concil for the best in the long term.
Putting the effort to keep two KDE versions would be hard, especially
if we are trying to get the same level of polishiness as Gnome.
As said before Kubuntu simple doesn't have the same manpower as Ubuntu
to develop the KDE desktop as what it should be (thou i think it can
really be done!)


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