[kde-linux] Opinion: KDE4 is very great, but does not deserve the version number

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 6 11:44:09 UTC 2008

On Thursday 06 March 2008 11:22:40 Frank Reifenstahl wrote:
> > Shipping 4.0.0 as a "Official Release" and not Beta will get more people
> > on it, and more issues to the forefront. Thus fixing many issues prior to
> > 4.1 and so on. I think it was the right move.
> I don't think so. A major release with known flaws and not recommended
> for business use. M$ would get torn to shreds daring to cheek us that
> way. KDE devs should use RCs to converge on stability. Maybe that will
> move it slower, but it's the honest way and doesn't smack of a marketing
> trick.

No trick.  Individual distros make the decision as to whether and when to 
include it.  As far as I know no distro so far has done so as the default.  
Therefore you have made the decision yourself, despite that fact that it has 
been said for more than 20 years that a .0 version is necessarily flawed.

How else can anything get tested in the wider world?  It has been said over 
and over again that it is not yet ready for deployment in a production 
environment.  If you choose to be a tester in an environment that is 
unsuitable then you are at fault.


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