[kde-linux] Opinion: KDE4 is very great, but does not deserve the version number
f.reifenstahl at seelig.de
Thu Mar 6 12:43:43 UTC 2008
>>> 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
> 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.
... talking of flaws you're not aware off. I'm a software developer
myself, and would never distribute software as a .0 version that's such
a rough framework like KDE4. For me a .0 is a version ready for the
user. If it's not, I would denominate it a RC or beta or .99. Up to now
I've had the notion that OS people are highly label-resistant. The KDE
crew makes me doubt.
> How else can anything get tested in the wider world?
I am running a lot of very stable 0.x apps, which are lively developed
with feedback by lively communities, apparently no need for them to
switch to .0.
> 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.
Don't get me wrong, I am not running KDE4. I am talking about a matter
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