[clug] KDE 4.0

Chris Smart chris at kororaa.org
Sat Jan 12 22:51:39 GMT 2008

Brad Hards wrote:
>> Yeah, 4.0 still seems half-baked to me.
> I don't think I see it in the same way. This is a x.0.0 release, and it does 
> have some rough edges. Right now, it looks like KDE4 windowing is pushing 
> some of the less tested parts of the x.org drivers.

> 4.0.0 should be seen as a desktop environment release mainly for early 
> adopters. To make it complete for your purposes, you may need to bring in 
> other applications (e.g. if you have problems with TLS, firefox might be an 
> option; if you need a mail application, you can use Kontact from KDE3.5)

KDE 4.x looks very promising, don't get me wrong. I have been following
the RC live CDs, RC2 was almost usable. I haven't seen the final 4.0
release yet though.

>From what I've seen, feels like 4.0 was rushed and not quite ready yet.
Sure it's bound to have some rough edges, but I assumed that as an
official 4.0 release that it is marked as 'stable'.

But I guess I'll try out the latest packages and see. RC2 was a huge
improvement over RC1, hopefully the final is the same again over RC1 :)


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