[Kde-pim] KDE 3.3 Release Plan is up
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.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow
- --Bertrand Russell
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