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Re: When will KDE4 get a desktop like in KDE3.x ?



On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 01:02 -0400, Chris Snook wrote:
> Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > Here is a comment from a recent KDE4.2 review:
> > 
> > ============================================================================
> > The Desktop
> > Plasma has most goals listed for inclusion in KDE4.2, followed closely
> > by KWin. Currently Plasma behaves somewhat unstable and can crash while
> > managing the plasmoids. With the default “plasmoid” desktop setting, we
> > can add the plasmoids, but the files/icons are not supported, KDE3’s
> > style.
> > ===========================================================================
> > 
> > http://polishlinux.org/kde/quick-look-at-kde-42-svn/
> > 
> > 
> > Why can't we have files and icons on the desktop, ala KDE3.x ?
> 
> Because you haven't implemented it yet.
> 
> KDE 4 was released as it was because most of the interesting work required to 
> make a maintainable next-generation desktop environment were done, and there was 
> no other way to force developers to get around to the important but boring work 
> of porting existing features to the new architecture.  Fedora and other 
> fast-moving distributions adopted KDE 4 for this very reason.
> 
> I'm sure the KDE developers would welcome your patches.

The problem with that is I'm a KDE *USER*, not a KDE *DEVELOPER*.  There
is a difference.  I don't have time to write code for the desktop
manager that I use in my day to day work.

"and there was no other way to force developers to get around to the
important but boring work of porting existing features to the new
architecture."

Then we have a problem, don't we.   We have this group of people called
users that need these boring, existing features. 

I've been using Linux since Redhat 8.   *NOTHING* that has happened
since then has ever rocked my expectations of Linux as much as KDE4 has.


  



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