Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Dec 12 19:17:06 GMT 2009

On Saturday, 2009-12-12, Felix Miata wrote:
> 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 restart.

I personally find Konsole to be better in its newer versions, e.g. I 
especially like the better control over where you can send input to.
But I guess it probably depends on each person's usage pattern.

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

Fortunately all configuration modules are plugins so they can be loaded by any 
shell application. 
For example there will be one in 4.4 which uses a tree structure, called 

> 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.

Yes, wishes can stay unimplemented for a long time, after all the respective 
developers have a lot of other things to do as well.
This one isn't even quite popular, it only has one vote.

> 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.

Build/packaging decision of your distribution.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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