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





--- On Tue, 10/21/08, Chris Snook <csnook redhat com> wrote:

> From: Chris Snook <csnook redhat com>
> Subject: Re: When will KDE4 get a desktop like in KDE3.x ?
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 5:02 AM
> 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.
> 
> -- Chris
> 

other than "hide a panel", what is missing

I just got 4.1.2 and it looks great

One must go to the Fedora kde icon to get options but...

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