Posted by: Anonymous
on January 15, 2008 12:44 PM
As people are discovering, not everyone reads the small print about KDE 4 being a test release or a "beta" when there's a big fanfare going on about it being the next big thing. Perhaps the promotional activity was well executed in getting attention, but the message wasn't exactly delivered very well.
Cluebolt to KDE developers: if it's a test release, call it a test release; learn what "alpha" and "beta" mean in the context of software engineering and apply the terms. What's happened here is a repeat of GNOME 1.0: a declaration that something is ready for wider consumption and a bunch of disappointed people whose only mistake was not trawling through the developer blogs and sifting through the hype for the underlying message.