Posted by: Anonymous
on September 01, 2008 02:27 AM
KDE 4.x's goal of the desktop experience is impressive, a noble one. The comment of "Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.168.40.186]" on September 01, 2008 12:02 AM, were mostly I agree with. You will enjoy only the DE after several hours of playing, after that, you will forget it or change themes, eyecandys etc. After all, you still need your work to get done(surf, docs, publishing, audio/video/graphics/3d Games) and the Desktop Experience _MUST_ _NOT_ interfere and the resources be made available for this in the top priority. Forget about Desktop effects, the audio/video/graphics/3d games MUST work as intended by the developers regardless of the DE.
Another problem is the versioning system of KDE, it's totally unacceptable to release the so-called stable version but half-baked. At least the beta releases must be ALPHA and must be for developers only, it even can't show the kmenu. And the current STABLE be labeled as BETA, in this way, users will not whine for its unstableness, unpolished and the lack of usability and all of you KDE developers's reasoning are totally VALID by saying, "IT IS BETA". Even most distros see the KDE 4.x as a preview technology to which I think they see KDE4 as not ready for production, even though you say its stable.
The weird thing is the slogan: "Don't look back..." But I keep on looking back at Gnome everytime I tried KDE 4.x a run.