KDE4.3 beta issues

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon May 25 16:35:44 BST 2009

Mark Greenwood wrote:
> But the CD image is now 700MB. There's no room there for all that debug. We don't all have unlimited high-bandwidth broadband.

Gotta point there.  However, if they're asked, maybe ShipIt will also 
ship Kubuntu DVD's, which do indeed have the room.  I do know they're 
available from amazon.com for $4.98 including shipping.  Or maybe you 
can download it at your university or place of work or whatever.  Just 
start the download and let 'er go overnight.  There are lots of ways to 
get a DVD.

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


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