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Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] What's missing in KDE 4: let's file some bugs

From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@...>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:34:35 +0300
>> KDE 4 is a rewrite of KDE, not a Qt4 port of KDE 3
> No. KDE4 is not a rewrite of KDE3. It's completely new environment. It's further from KDE3
> than Gnome, LXDE or XFCE.

I will give you that. However, it is a goal of KDE 4 to match KDE 3 in
features and usability, something which is not a goal of Gnome, XFCE,
or any of the boxen.

>> push the devs (who might not have the same attention to detail as us) in the
> right direction.
> Then the devs would need push to the direction of KDE3. I am in doubt however that the devs of KDE4 will eventually abandon plasma.

What is the direction of KDE 3? Seriously, Ilya, please post a
specific example of a fix that would help make KDE 4 closer to KDE 3
for you and I will file the bug. If you cannot do that, then please
let this thread continue to help those who are willing to help make
KDE 4 better. Don't spoil it for them.

>> The day when KDE 3 will no longer be viable is getting closer every
> day.
> Hopefully this will never occur because OpenSoursce ideoilogy implies choice dispite some people attempting to strip us from this right.

Nobody is trying to strip you of the right to continue to use KDE 3.
However, even though you have the right to continue using and
developing KDE 3, nobody is doing that. My goal is to make KDE 4 as
good as KDE 3 was because of the simple fact that nobody is
maintaining KDE 3. I'm on your side.

> Anyway why do you put KDE4-related posts in this message list? Why not in Gnome list or Xfce list? Do you think you more easily find here new converts in your faith? Please stop with advertising spam for KDE4 here.

I am not advertising nor spamming. I am asking what is preventing some
people from moving to KDE 4, assuming that they want to. I am not
forcing anyone to do anything. I have no need to ask Gnome or XFCE
users what their DE provides that KDE 4 does not, because their DE is
not abandonware. Ask Gnome and XFCE users what KDE 4 is missing for
them would in fact be trying to get converts. That is not my goal. My
goal is to help people who are stuck using abandoned software.

Dotan Cohen