No "single instance" mode for Kate in KDE 4?

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Thu May 21 00:28:35 BST 2009

James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>>> KDE devs consider deviation from KDE 3 to _not_ be a bug. Same for
>>>> missing features. It is as if KDE 4 is a separate project entirely,
>>>> which in essence it is. Requests for "KDE3-like" are feature requests,
>>>> not bugs.
>>> I don't know what is wrong with the developers.  Apparently any excuse
>>> not to fix a bug is acceptable.
>> Do you know what would happen if we took the attitude that "KDE4 must do 
>> everything KDE3 did, plus new features"?
> Interesting straw man, or perhaps you simply misunderstood what I said. 

I was responding to Dotan as much (more, probably) as to you. But 
seriously, let's not start the mud-slinging. We're rapidly degenerating 
from bug report through quasi-accusations and antagonistic rebuttals 
into a full-fledged flame war.

> IAC, it must be possible for the user to do everything with KDE4 that 
> they did with KDE3.

That was lies bloat. Been there, lived with it (still have to, at work 
:-( ). It sucks.

Don't get me wrong, egregious omissions of often-used features are one 
thing. But sometimes you have a "feature" that was just a bad idea. 
(Note also I am not necessarily talking about anything in this thread; 
in fact I haven't even looked at the bug report. I'm simply talking 
about this attitude in general.)

Let's all accept that KDE4 doesn't have to be a strict superset of KDE3, 
and yes, sometimes that is a *good* thing, quit throwing wild 
accusations at the developers, and get back to the original topic.

Please do not quote my e-mail address unobfuscated in message bodies.
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