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Re: Any hope of KDE 3.5 in F10?



Em Sábado 14 Junho 2008, Mike Bird escreveu:
> QUESTION TO DEVELOPERS: Is there any hope of a full KDE 3.5
> in F10, plus an upgrade path from F8 to F10 that preserves
> KDE 3.5 configurations?
>
> KDE 4.0 is incomplete and not suitable for most users.
>
> KDE 4.1 will be incomplete and not suitable for most users.
>
> The KDE devels are debating whether KDE 4.2 will be usable.
> The pro-plasma crowd argue that it is theoretically possible
> to implement a desktop by KDE 4.2, but that everyone should
> change to using the folderview and forget about real desktops.
> Probably control center will be fixed by KDE 4.2.  It's
> debatable whether Dolphin will ever have the usability that
> KDE 3.5 Konqueror had, but if it does it won't be until KDE 4.2
> at the earliest.  F9 already includes a usable KMenu to replace
> the KDE 4.0 joke, although the usable KMenu is not the default.
>
> I'm not a KDE developer but I do have users that need to get
> work done and they are not interested in a religious conversion
> to plasmoids.  After reading a lot of KDE developer discussions
> my best guess is that KDE 4.3 is the earliest possibility for
> most KDE users, but no guarantees.
>
> This puts us in something of a quandary.  F9 KDE 4.0 is hugely
> annoying to most KDE users.  F8 KDE 3.5 still works fine of
> course but IIRC security updates will end in six months.
>
> QUESTION TO DEVELOPERS: Is there any hope of a full KDE 3.5
> in F10, plus an upgrade path from F8 to F10 that preserves
> KDE 3.5 configurations?

Hard as it is to say, I must agree with you in regard to current KDE 
4.x. Too many bugs and too many missing features, applications and 
configuration options. I've lost track of how many bugs I opened or 
added info to and still have many more documented here to open. Most of 
them about very basic things.
I'm a big fan of KDE for years, but I'm really missing my old (but 
working) KDE 3.5.x. I hate to say all that, not only because I like KDE 
very much, but because I'm aware of the huge amount of work done by the 
developers. I think KDE 4 will be a very good desktop environment when 
it's ready, but it's not ready at its current state and should not have 
been released so early, I think.
The way it is now, it causes a bad first impression in novice users and 
disappoint the old and experienced ones.
Too sad...

[]'s
Marcelo


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