[kde-linux] In KDE4, to set a different background for each of the multiple desktops

Gaffer. derrick_s at tesco.net
Fri Dec 25 13:14:03 UTC 2009

On Thursday 24 December 2009 16:22:12 Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <200912241736.45687.stan.goodman at hashkedim.com>, Stan Goodman 
> >At 13:37:32 on Thursday Thursday 24 December 2009, "Gaffer."
> >
> ><derrick_s at tesco.net> wrote:
> >> Which is why KDE with "4" has lost its way !
> >> All due respect to the developers and their vision,  but going
> >> down the road they have has not helped endearment of KDE 4.   I
> >> see parallels with the "Digital TV"  debacle.  Analog is going to
> >> be switched off whether you like it or not !
> >
> >Digital TV is not a good analogy. The reason for forcing its
> > adoption at the expense of individual inconvenience is that it
> > saves bandwidth by making multiplexing possible. The society
> > profits from the change. Nobody profits from the forced adoption of
> > KDE4, and there is no payback to the inconvenience of individual
> > users.
> Also, with the analog switch-over the government is forcing analog
> signals to shut down.  The the KDE 4 switch over, no one is taking
> the existing KDE 3.5.10 source code away from you.

Its a bit difficult to retract what is already out there.  In any case, 
I agreed with Stan that "Digital TV" wasn't the best analogy.

> If there are enough like-minded people, there should be nothing
> stopping you from creating a KDE 3 4-ever project and releasing KDE
> 3.5.11 in a few months.

I understand that this is already happening.

Best Regards:

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