Beta 8.10 released

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 19:21:02 BST 2008


On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 18:44 -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Graham Todd wrote:
> > Whether we like it or not, KDE 4 is the next development of KDE.  KDE
> > 4.1.2 represents the latest version of KDE.
> 
>     No one is disputing that.  The issue is in the next batch of statements.
> 
> > Try it, and give feedback
> > to make future developments better.  If you don't like it, then there
> > are alternatives: Ubuntu (GNOME), Xubuntu (XFCE), OpenGEU
> > (ENLIGHTENMENT).  The only other way is to use a version of KDE that
> > will (eventually) not be supported any more.
> 
> > So no, not every version of every desktop environment/window manager is
> > totally usable.  We help to make them better.
> 
>     All of these are laudable, to be sure.  But this misses the point of
> Ubuntu.  This is an end-user oriented distribution.  As such it is incumbent
> on Ubuntu (oh how I wish base Ubuntu would be called GUnuntu and be done with
> it) developers to ensure that the end product is usable, totally.  People who
> come to this distribution, by and large, are not the same people who want to
> "give feedback to make future developments better".  They want things to work.

I totally agree. This is the distro that Fedora KDE users will flee to,
after becoming exhausted by the "Bleeding Edge" syndrome. I finally
switched after several years of using Fedora, mostly because I was used
to the RPM world. Well, this world lets me USE my computer for a change,
instead of it using me. I flat out refuse to introduce beta software or
adding tarballs any more. I just want to use Linux to do what I do with
it, with the least amount of hassles. Am I being selfish?? HEck no. I'm
doing development that needs stability. Ric


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