Kubuntu 14.10 end of life

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 17:22:36 UTC 2015

The language used in this post is inflammatory, besides being plain wrong.

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 10:51 PM, Ralf Mardorf <kde.lists at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:25:44 +0200, Jörn Schönyan wrote:
>>all the discussions, complaints and rants about Plasma 5 are totally
>>annoying. All distros are switching to Plasma 5
> But not all desktop environments switch to Plasma 5, they even don't
> switch to Qt 5. Since GNOME and KDE developers run berserk, a lot of
> users nowadays install forks or completely drop desktop environments
> and use old faithful window managers.

The developers have not "run berserk." They are keeping up with the
times, which always involves some changes; some welcome, some that
need to be worked around.

And at some times, they often change up appearance as well as what is
under the hood.

In the case of KDE devels, "under the hood" changed back in 14.04
times or even earlier. Most of what looks so different is just
appearance, which is why the transition has been relatively smooth for
most people. Of course there are exceptions.

>> If you have problems, report bugs and help to fix them.
> No, don't waste your time to file a bug report against unusable desktop
> environments, drop crappy desktop environments and use a sane desktop
> environment or window manager, that doesn't break professional work
> flows again and again and again.

This is absolutely terrible advice for any user of free software. If
you are using free software for professional work, *of course* you
will want to stay with the most stable versions, and only try the new
stuff as a test. Bug reports are ALWAYS welcome, and indeed, are vital
to our devels.

> Nobody would consider to use such a pot:
> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/33/The_Design_of_Everyday_Things_%28cover_1988%29.jpg
> So why should we use desktop environments that are wrong by (the)
> design?
> There are different designs for pots and there are different approaches
> for desktop environments, but every design and approach needs to
> provide usability, reliability, functionality that doesn't break.
> For some users the computer seems to be a toy as an end in itself, so
> they like to spend their time with crappy desktop environments.
> For other users the computer is a tool, that always should be usable.
> Usable as a sane designed pot, were the spout and handle aren't on the
> same site.
> 0,02€,
> Ralf

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