Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 12 18:28:54 GMT 2009

On 2009/12/12 17:30 (GMT) Jose Celestino composed:

> But I guess most of everything else (that I use, at least) as improved,
> Digikam, Gwenview, Konsole, etc.

Konsole's different, but worse, not better, due to its missing standard
session menu items, and not by default automatically remembering its state on

KControl's replacement is definitely dumber, with its random splashing of
icons replacing the tree structure.

Whatever that panel is called that replaced Kicker is hopelessly
counter-intuitive to set up (actually impossible until the hide buttons bug
gets fixed), especially if you want its layout and clock to match KDE3's.

KCMShell's XServer window minimum size is larger, while it should be smaller.
The default menu style (carried over from KDE3) is nuts.

Last I checked, the default file picker was not one bit better. e.g.
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104501 filed 55 months ago is still open.

All config files are still not in the /etc tree where system-wide config
files belong, making it needlessly more difficult to fix kdmrc stupidities
prior to starting KDM the first time.

Not one thing comes to mind when I try to think of what might actually be
better in KDE4, though since it's so frustrating I give it less than an hour
a month and don't remember much about it generally.
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