KDE 4.0.0!

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun Jan 13 20:46:25 GMT 2008


Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 13/01/2008, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
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>> On 01/13/2008 Dotan Cohen wrote:
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>>> Probably because Microsoft separated Internet Explorer from Windows
>>> Explorer. Got to follow the leader, you know!
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>> Actually Windows Explorer replaced File Manager. I don't believe it was
>> ever "part" of Internet Explorer. Up through ME you could still use File
>> Manager if you chose. The file manager in Wine is styled after File Manager.
>>     
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> They may not have shared an executable, but one could type a url into
> Windows Explorer and surf, or type a local path into Internet Explorer
> and browse. IE7 and IE7+ have changed that.
>   

I never tried to put a web address into Windows Explorer. Just never
occurred to me to do that.

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>> KDE/Konqueror. Well, I suppose I've ever only used a "3" release so I
>> can't really say which is better or worse. However, My better half says
>> I'm anal. When I do something I take great pains to get it RIGHT. From
>> what I see on this, and other lists, "I" would not have released KDE4 as
>> a "release" maybe an "rc". I think there are just to many things that
>> aren't completed yet.
>>     
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> The problem is, that the testers pool was saturated. Nobody new was
> installing the RCs, so no bugs were being found. Now that the
> installation base is widening, and the usage patterns are more
> diverse, more bugs are being discovered. This is rather typical of
> point-o releases in my experience. Did nobody here install Firefox
> 2.0.0.0? Open Office 2.0? Windows Vista?
>   

I can totally understand that. The beta/rc testing pool would be limited
in equipment and usage. They probably didn't hammer it in ways that
everyday users will.

Firefox 2.0.0 came and went with very little fan fair as far as I was
concerned. There were a couple minor annoyances but I just ignored them
and went on. OOo I use very little so probably wouldn't have noticed any
problem with it either. Vista, well...........I did install it for about
three days. Played with it VERY sparingly. Then dumped it into the trash
where it belongs.

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> Dotan Cohen
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