Kmenu and KDE4

Knapp magick.crow at
Sun Dec 21 14:58:57 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 4:13 AM, Steven Vollom
<stevenvollom at> wrote:
> On Saturday 20 December 2008 7:05:40 pm Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
>> Users do not drive innovation. If it was left entirely to users interfaces
>> would *never* change. Sometimes developers have to role the dice and take a
>> dive into the unknown.
>> I say this as a user (of KDE) and a developer (of unrelated projects).
>> There's a lot I would have done differently with KDE4 but overall I applaud
>> the chutzpah of the project. Interesting times are ahead for KDE.
> As little as I know, I agree completely.  Playing it safe in the comfort zone
> is like swamp water.
> Steven

I too think what the KDE team is doing is great but that is not to say
it could not be done better. When it comes to any problems with KDE4,
for me it is because of distros adopting the work before it is ready
to work in a stable full featured way.

I still think that KDE4 might be ready for Kubuntu by the time a new
stable release is due out.

For the Kubuntu Devs to enter into an agreement to give us a stable
KDE system and then back out is wrong, they broke their word to the
users. 8.10 should have been a stable KDE3 system and then they might
have thought about switching to KDE4. None of this is a fault of the
KDE dev team!! Innovation has a place and that place is not in the
slot of an expected and planed stable release.

Douglas E Knapp

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