KDE4 or stay with KDE3

Michael Leone turgon at mike-leone.com
Tue Apr 22 00:35:57 UTC 2008

Cary Bielenberg wrote:
> I have elected to test KDE4 & submit bugs, but it is possible to run 
> KDE4 as long as you have the KDE3 tools installed as well. A good 
> example is Konqueror 3 is a must as connecting to SMB shares or using 
> ark are useless in KDE4 at present & Dolphin is a total waste of space.

See, this is what I don't get. KDE4 is at 4.0.3 or something now, right? 
How can one of the main connectivity components (connection to SMB 
shares) be still so "useless"? I would expect perhaps reduced 
functionality, maybe some bugs, but not "useless".

Me, I'm holding off 8.04 until it steadies down. Same as I would for any 
distro or OS, but that's just me.

> Cary
> D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>> On Monday 21 April 2008, p.daniels wrote:
>>> helping build the future of the free desktop. I want bugs and unfinished
>>> functionality and general havok, because I want to be the one to report
>>> them and help get us to the future.
>> It's great that there are people like you out there willing to do the job.
>> Myself, I'm probably sticking with KDE3 until they finish the panel in KDE4,
>> and add more available widgets.  KDE4 with KDE3's kicker works nicely, but
>> sort of defeats the whole purpose of trying to get along with KDE4 in the
>> first place.
>> It has a lot of potential, but my sense is that I probably won't make that
>> switch for another year or more at the rate things have gone since the .0
>> release.
>> I have my own project to deal with, and it's a lot easier to get people to
>> help and test something like KDE4 than it is Rosegarden.  I wish them the
>> best of luck though.  It's a monumental task they have before them, and it
>> will probably turn out to have been worth the effort.
>>> Try it! It's not like KDE3 is going away, it'll be there if you want to go
>>> back.
>> This is true.  You can even play with KDE4 applications from the comfort of
>> KDE3.

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