KDE4.3 beta issues

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 26 22:40:33 BST 2009

Jason Straight wrote:

> On 05/26/2009 02:21 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> We did - loudly and often (and_before_  the release of Intrepid).  I
>> can't see that it did any good.
> The issue is that Kubuntu isn't in it to offer the most stable system,
> kubuntu is whatever ubuntu releases with at the time along with the
> latest KDE available when ubuntu releases.

I know - and I've said the same thing within the last 24 hours :-)

> While KDE 4.0 did suck, the kubuntu team did exactly as they pledged to
> to, released an ubuntu with the latest KDE available. If stability is of
> key concern then stick with LSB releases. KDE 4 WAS clearly labeled as
> not for general use and yet everyone went and downloaded it with kubuntu
> too. It's not just kubuntu's fault, in fact they did exactly what they
> always have.

Well, yes, I think it is.  _Everybody_ knew it wasn't ready for Kubuntu, but 
Kubuntu included it - not because that's their mission plan - but as near as 
I can tell because they _didn't_ include the latest and greatest in 8.04 
(because there was no KDE4 ready for the LTS).

So yes, I chose (after initially installing Intrepid) to run Hardy until 
Jaunty came along.
> Personally I lay the blame at KDE's feet for that turd, it's one thing
> to have a .0 release with a few bugs, it's another thing to release a .0
> that's barely alpha quality.

Shades of the environment that got the Ubuntu steamroller moving in the 
first place - Debian Sarge had taken so long, that everybody wanted a new 
Debian, no matter what.  KDE bugfixes have languished for years under the 
promise of KDE4.

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