O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 09:50:46 UTC 2015

On 01/07/2015 08:10, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Billie Walsh composed on 2015-06-30 16:03 (UTC-0500):
>>> No critter likes "change". We all want things to remain just as they
>>> are, and always have been. The change from KDE3 to KDE4 meant that I had
>>> to learn to use a new piece of software.
>> Some of us in older generations have learned to not fix what ain't broke, and
>> would like to see some respect from naive youth causing change. KDE upstream
>> has at least twice discarded invested wealth by starting from scratch in
>> order to institute perceived need to change. It's learned little from the
>> wisdom that history provides.
> Many of the changes have come about because if there is no fix, it
> will *become* broken. Hardware changes, the kernel has to adapt, and
> software changes radiate out in all directions as a result. I wouldn't
> cast blame on the young, either -- some of us older folks create
> Kubuntu, and create KDE.
> We welcome all people of good will to help us build Kubuntu. If you
> want Kubuntu to continue to grow and thrive, consider contributing. We
> need people to test, to file bugs, to triage and fix those bugs, to
> package, write documentation, translate and internationalize, promote
> Kubuntu, plan meetings and gatherings, do artwork, and on and on. If
> you have time, we need YOU.
This all reminds me of the KDE3- KDE4 migration. But if we only want
stability I would perhaps use Windows XP still (it is my job to know the
various Windows versions) as it "does the job" in most cases. But, as
pointed out by Valerie, will have huge problems with recent hardware. As
will Trinity and eventually KDE4.

I have all and full respect for those continuing to evolve KDE to stay
up to date and not become outdated. Let us agree that "change is the
only permanent".

As many others I have decided to stay on KDE4 for now - I need a stable
production environment. So I am one of those who do not help much with
testing "bleeding edge" as I use Kubuntu to make a living and have
issues with crashes, software not working yet and so on.

But I follow the developments and changes with great interest and when I
have time I run 15.04 in virtualbox to keep up and file bugs. Kudos to
all devs, the VDG and others!

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