[kdepim-users] The future of KAddressBook
Joshua J. Kugler
joshua at joshuakugler.com
Thu Mar 11 01:34:01 GMT 2010
On Wednesday 10 March 2010, Ingo Klöcker elucidated thus:
> On Tuesday 09 March 2010, Joshua J. Kugler wrote:
> > On Sunday 07 March 2010, Ingo Klöcker elucidated thus:
> > > On Sunday 07 March 2010, Joshua J. Kugler wrote:
> > > > On Monday 01 March 2010, Anne Wilson elucidated thus:
> > > > > For those of you concerned about the apparent loss of view of
> > > > > some fields, and any other aspect regarding the status of
> > > > > KAddressBook, https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=222678
> > > > > should answer many of your questions.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for posting this. Yet more reasons for me to stick with
> > > > KDE 3.5.11 on Kubuntu 9.10 for now. See
> > > > http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/ for more information.
> > >
> > > You could as well go for KDE SC 4.3. OTOH, if KDE SC 3.5 serves
> > > you well then there's no reason to switch. I have used 3.5 until
> > > about 2 months ago. Now I'm using 4.4. So far I haven't found
> > > anything in KDE SC 4 which made the switch worthwhile for me, but
> > > since for me everything works as good as in 4.4 as it used to
> > > work in 3.5 I will stay with 4.4. Of course, everybody else's
> > > mileage will vary.
> > >
> > > I encourage everybody to stay with the version they are currently
> > > using unless there are extremely compelling reasons that make a
> > > switch necessary. Never change a running system!
> > Ideally, this would be good. However, users often want the latest
> > in other areas (like driver support) which are not back-ported to
> > an old distribution, thus an upgrade of KDE is "forced" on them if
> > they want their latest-and-greatest hardware to be supported.
> This really depends on the distribution. Also, if you upgrade the
> whole distribution then you should be relatively safe as I expect a
> whole distribution to be tested thoroughly before it is released. In
> contrast, the KDE SC 4.4 upgrade which all major distributions offer
> for distributions that originally shipped with an older version of
> KDE SC cannot have been tested thoroughly given that those upgrades
> were offered almost immediately after the official release of KDE SC.
This is true. However, even if you go with a "well test" version of KDE
SC, you'd still hit the issue that started this thread: loss of
functionality in an established program.
Joshua J. Kugler -- Fairbanks, AK
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