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Re: Any hope of KDE 3.5 in F10? I want it too !



On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 17:35 -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Fri June 20 2008 17:16:12 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > FYI, Kubuntu is dropping KDE 3 support in Intrepid Ibex, which will be
> > released at about the same time as Fedora 10.
> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuIntrepidVersion
> > Their setup will be almost exactly as it is now in Fedora 9 (and will be in
> > Fedora 10 too): no more KDE 3 desktop and core KDE 3 modules, only KDE 3
> > libraries and the KDE 3 versions of (mostly third-party) applications not
> > yet ported to KDE 4.
> >
> > So the distro you're switching to isn't really doing much different from
> > the one you're escaping from, the only difference is that they're doing
> > things one release later, with the intermediary solution of
> > parallel-installable KDE 3 and 4 in Hardy Heron, which we skipped because
> > it would have been a lot of work for something which would probably have
> > been thrown out one or two releases later (in Kubuntu, that solution is
> > only lasting for a single release!).
> 
> The difference, Kevin, is that Kubuntu shipped KDE 4.x a month before
> Fedora and will support KDE 3.5 nine months after Fedora ends support.
> 
> Kubuntu is providing people with three times the transition period that
> Fedora is offering.  Debian will probably go even further.
> 
> To you that may not seem much different.  To people who rely on F/LOSS
> for office work and software development, that's a major difference.
----
you sort of made your point a long time ago and now you're just flogging
him.

People who do software development wouldn't care whether it's KDE 3.5 or
KDE 4

The only usability issue that remains with KDE-4 is for low knowledge
users.

Craig


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