KDE4.3 beta issues

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Wed May 27 13:15:45 BST 2009

On Wednesday 27 May 2009 08:05:37 am Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > You mistake "alpha quality" for "ready for end users". KDE was
> > production-quality. However, the KDE desktop was not ready for end
> > users. KDE is an umbrella of several Qt-based technologies, not just
> > the desktop. That is why KDE 4.0 was released as it was.
> Wrong answer.  It's called the "K Desktop Environment" for a reason.  It
> was clearly alpha-quality and most definitely not ready for end users.
> We who are telling you this know that very well.  *That's the point,
> Dohan.*  What got released as "4.0" never, ever should've gotten
> released as anything other than "4.0 Alpha", because that's what it
> was--an alpha.  "4.1" should've been called "4.0 Beta" for the same
> reason.  I just hope the KDE team has learned never, ever to make that
> kind of mistake again.

I agree. I also think 4.0 should have been dubbed beta or alpha. But I have to 
say, it was very short lived. 

KDE 4.2 is very well polished and works very well now.

David M.

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