KDE4.3 beta issues

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Mon May 25 15:50:46 UTC 2009

On Monday 25 May 2009 16:35:44 Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
> Mark Greenwood wrote:

> The point you raise does beg the question, though:  without high-speed 
> broadband, how do you do your post-installation system updates?  

Very slowly :) 

Actually, I wasn't specifically referring to me but to friends and family. I download the CD image for them and burn it. Its really helpful to them if the CD image works pretty well without needing loads of updates... needless to say KDE4 hasn't gone down well.


> That's 
> hundreds of megabytes there....
> > Frankly though, if the software wasn't so bleedin' broken we wouldn't be having this argument would we? ;) The argument should be for better beta testing instead of releasing beta code as "finished".
> >   
> On that, we wholeheartedly agree!  KDE 4.2.2 should've been KDE 4.0.  
> What got released as 4.0 was really still alpha code.  4.1 was what I 
> might call "beta" and should *NEVER* have been included in Kubuntu as 
> the default.  4.2.x is actually decent, though still not 
> feature-complete compared to KDE 3.5.
> I do look forward to trying out KDE 4.3 beta when it hits the Jaunty 
> repositories, like what was done with 4.2 and Intrepid.  I sure hope 
> they included a decent replacement for kprinter in 4.3.
> --TP

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