On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 16:04 +0000, RW wrote: > On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:56:15 +1000 > Da Rock <rock_on_the_...@comcen.com.au> wrote: > > > > I'm also ashamed that they released it in a hurry to compete in this > > condition to a very sceptical Window$ crowd. > > People have to use KDE4 in significant numbers for it to mature. The > real problem was not that they released it, but that Linux distributions > rushed to make it the default version, or in some cases the only > version, in their packaging systems. From what I've read, many people > in the KDE4 project were not happy about this. If most distributions > had either followed the Debian approach of keeping KDE3 as the default, > or the FreeBSD approach of leaving it up to the user there wouldn't have > been such a problem. One of the worst aspect of OSS is the pervasive > attitude that software is either bleeding-edge, or it's obsolete. >
Thats a fair comment for the linux crowd... :) > BTW, I don't think it's really fair to suggest that KDE4 is trying to > ape Vista, it looks to me as if the've both just borrowed a lot from > OS-X, A lot of the other stuff in KDE4, has been under development for a > long-time. Another fair comment, but they were still competing with Vista to the punch and only just made it- consider the media releases around the time of the Vista launch from the kde marketers. They were offering kde on M $! Personally I would have waited for the Vista cock up to reveal itself while I tidied up kde4, THEN swooped in with this really cool alternative to save the day. Once people realised that this could run on a FOSS you'd get these projects mobbed with new users (good for linux anyway). _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"