Yet another failed KDE release?

dE . de.techno at
Fri Mar 29 14:02:27 GMT 2013

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati <
renaud at> wrote:

> On Sunday 24 Mar 2013 11:41 my mailbox was graced by a message from Kevin
> Krammer who wrote:
> > For example, if we look at KMail, one can easily fall into the trap of
> > thinking of it as just an program for writing and reading emails and thus
> > compare it too closely with other products that do that but only that.
> > However, if one considers the additional requirements, it becomes often
> > quickly obvious that other product's features for those requirements are
> > either quite crude or not existant at all.
> Thank $DEITY the other products do not, or they would be bloatware in the
> same
> way Kmail has become.
> For a test, install any distribution without KDE, then try to install
> Kmail,
> and see how many Mb you have to install....
> Given that most users only need a simple email client, with attached
> addressbook, what about a Kmail-lite, that would be smaller, faster and
> simpler, for those users who do not feel the need to have a complete
> petrochemical works for preparing a cup of tea....
> Cheers,
> Ron.

It's perfectly OK to add new features, cause you should listen to
everyone's advice and try to make everyone happy.

Even if it's blotware, if things work OK for simple requirements (that's
not the case with Kmail), then what's wrong?
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