interesting comment from a poster on phoronix

O.Sinclair sinclair at
Thu Aug 20 13:28:28 BST 2015

On Thursday 20 August 2015 2:06:34 PM Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Thursday, 2015-08-20, 10:37:59, ianseeks wrote:
> >
> > 
> > >> "Ahead of the Plasma 5.4 release later this month and after last week's
> > >> KDE
> > >> Frameworks 5.13 release is KDE Applications 15.08."
> > >> 
> > >> How am I supposed to keep track of these things?!
> > 
> > Thats a lot of numbers to keep your eye on when reading about KDE
> From my point of view these kind of comments are very close to troll 
> territory.
> So there is one version for KDE's desktop product and one version for *all* 
> application products.
> How do users of vendors cope who do not release all their applications in one 
> go?
> How, for example, do users of Microsoft Office cope with the "problem" that 
> Windows has a different version number than Office?
> Are they in panic when Skype does not share the version of one of these two?
> Are they close to dispair when .Net or Visual Studio bring in even more 
> version numbers to the mix?
> Assuming they cope just fine, only keeping track of versions of products they 
> themselves use, why would users of KDE software be incapable of doing the 
> same?
> For sure users of KDE software have the same intelectual capacity as users of 
> Microsoft software, do they not?
In all honesty it is a bit confusing and your comparison does not quite hold as MS Office is an application you choose/buy, not part of the whole package so to speak. I am just beginning to get the whole concept myself but of course different release dates, different numbering and so on does not help.

kind regards,
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