KDE difficult on requirements

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Jul 31 10:03:19 BST 2003

> Am Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2003 18:36  Ralf Nolden wrote:

> > > > KDE is way less complicated than any other piece of software when it
> > > > comes to requirements.

And I answered:

> > > Reading that sentence alone makes me laugh.

On Wednesday 30 July 2003 19:33, Martin Konold wrote:

> Technically KDE is a much easier framework to create powerful applications
> in a short timeframe with limited ressources. 

Compared to what?
The problem with Ralf's original statement is 
that he compares KDE's (build) requirements to
that of _any_ other piece of software,
not limited to comparable desktop environments or GNOME.
Given the difficulties that I personally experienced over years,
KDE's requirements are complicated by absolute standards.

Even if geared towards desktop environments,
which would need a detailed in depth comparison
I doubt that KDE comes out on top with (build) requirements.
It might come up on top in other criteria,
this is not the right threads to go into the details.

> The stability and maintainance of older versions 
> is exceptional withing KDE. We even still
> provide patches for old KDE 2.

I never said that KDE is bad in any way, it is good.
Nevertheless there is room for improvements.
(I've described that in more detail in other subthreads.)

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