[Kde-pim] KDE 3.3 Release Plan is up

Scott Wheeler wheeler at kde.org
Sun May 9 19:24:10 BST 2004

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On Sunday 09 May 2004 17:46, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Sunday 09 May 2004 16:32, Cristian Tibirna wrote:
> > What I want to say with that is that your concerns don't appear to
> > come from a deep insider knowledge of the situation in the enterprise
> > but from suppositions.
> My concerns come at least partly from what some people have told me in 
> N7y. I'm not sure if I remember the right name but I think that for 
> example Aaron told me that he would have loved to install the new KMail 
> for his customers if it wouldn't have required a new version of KDE. My 
> apologies, if I'm confusing Aaron with someone else.
> > I believe a better feedback with the enterprise (via distributions)
> > is required before pursuing this discussion.
> It would be good if those members of the KDE community that are in touch 
> with or even work for enterprises or distributors could gather some 
> feedback so that we can talk about this in L9g.

Ok, well, I do work for such an "enterprise" (SAP) and we are trying to make 
available Linux desktops internally for those that are interested -- KDE and 
the PIM applications specifically being a key part of that.  Here's my take 
on things at the moment:

We're just "not there yet".  Anyone that's using KDE PIM in an office 
situation is either doing it because they're a Linux enthusiast or because 
they're interested in tracking new technology that they expect to be relevant 
in the future.

Some of the stuff in this thread half way makes sense in a world where our 
applications are widely accepted, but they're not -- we're still a few years 
from mainstream "enterprise" acceptance.  I don't think that doing things 
that will slow us down will bring that acceptance faster.

Right now we end up installing the latest greatest stuff all the time because 
basically we're still "showcasing" the technology.  This would obviously 
change once we hit a point that we're fully competitive to alternatives, but 
we're just not there yet.

- -Scott

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