[kde-linux] Users guide to KDE?
rhkramer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 15:01:15 UTC 2008
Anne (and all),
I'm sorry if I offended you. I was looking for a post to respond to where my
comments wouldn't be 100% OT, and wasn't trying to specifically respond to
On Friday 04 July 2008 09:13 am, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 04 July 2008 13:54:33 Randy Kramer wrote:
> > I might have read the wrong things, but it wasn't until after KDE4 was
> > released that I started to see the "caveats" that warned that KDE4 was not
> > complete nor really ready for the ordinary user.
> Yes, you read the wrong things, or none at all.
Well, I read slashdot regularly, and quite a bit of other stuff both on the
web and off, so I wonder how I missed it?
Plus, I do remember some "media types" (without remembering their names) (or,
at the least, apparently respected bloggers who came to my attention) who
started hyping kde4 without any caveats--apparently they didn't get the
> > What "ordinary" user wants to transition to a new <anything> that has
> > features than the old, except in very specific cases where those missing
> > features have been identified and are features he doesn't want to use?
> Have you really so little experience that you don't know about version x.0
> anything? I've been in computing since the 80's and it has always been
> so. .0 is 'mostly working, but you'll have some problems'. The only
> question is in how early in the .0 tree you get it to a wider audience. M$
> use vendors as beta testers, I understand. FOSS don't have that benefit.
> They use volunteer users. No-one makes you use this early version.
I built my first computer (from a kit) in 1976. I've programmed computers (at
various levels) since 1968.
You may remember from some earlier message exchanges with you on a list,
(probably this one, but it might have been some other list, for example a
Mandriva list to which we both subscribe) that I did not plan to make a
transition to kde4 for several years yet (for a variety of reasons, but
including the general problem of .0 releases).
The problem isn't what *I* expected, but what the "ordinary user" expected,
based on the "media"--why are we hearing all these complaints about kde4
being incomplete if "everyone" got the message?
> I'm going to start ignoring totally unproductive messages like this one.
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