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Month: August 2009

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

From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:12:57 +0300
> I'm pretty busy at the moment, but I will definitely try to provide
> specific examples of what I am talking about. �I have to load up KDE4.3
> and KDE3.5 in a VM, and then I will take screenshots side-by-side of the
> equivalent programs, with the items that are unintuitive or difficult to
> use in KDE4.3 highlighted. �Will this help?

Yes, very much, thanks! Can I repost the images to bugzilla other
KDE-related pages?

> Hmm...a KDE3.5.11 release isn't a bad idea at all. �I'd still like to make
> a few more changes to the UI before another release, but it's a worthy
> goal. �Trouble is, I have no idea how to get my changes into the KDE SVN
> and actually make a release! �Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

I'll get on it. Of course, it would have to be tested on distros other
than *buntu, but that can be by users of those distros.

> One other thing. �Microsoft removed the classic option in Vista--I used it
> for one day before deciding it was easier (and better) to go to Linux than
> to put up with that garbage. �I have also used a very recent Mac desktop
> in a store (they had one on display that you could use), and I actually
> counted the mouse clicks needed to do a simple task like creating,
> renaming, and deleting a folder on the desktop. �I counted over three
> times the number of clicks for each operation vs. KDE3.5 or Windows XP. �I
> left wondering why people use Macs at all!

Because people like to click! Seriously, it makes them feel productive
and smart. There was a discussion on slashdot about this maybe a year
or two ago. Webpages: less click are better. Applications' UI: more
clicks are better. Especially for work-related applications.

> Thanks for trying to make KDE4 better for all of us!

Thank _you_ for patching and packaging!

Dotan Cohen