the "gamma" proposal - details that need working out

Joseph M. Gaffney cucullin at
Mon Jul 16 02:14:13 CEST 2007

On Saturday 14 July 2007 08:27:03 pm Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> the problem that we were ostensibly trying to solve is avoiding losing the
> momentum that comes with the pent-up expectations... but i don't think we'd
> suffer all that much from a delay between release and the Big Announcement
> Event.

Well, I'm not sure I agree about losing momentum.  KDE 4 certainly won't be 
hitting everyone's desktop the moment of release, it'll take a bit for 
packages to be made, vetted, and installed.  Many more will not even try it 
until its in the newest release from <insert_favorite_distribution>.  Add to 
that the hope that there will be this surge of desire to create fun 
plasmoids, new cool effects to take advantage of kwin's compositing 
capabilities, etc.

Of course, there are also other applications not on the KDE release schedule 
which will ship roughly around the same time as KDE, or atleast this is what 
is intended, and that will keep KDE discussions rolling imho.

So personally, I think....

> 		we're overcomplicating it on ourselves.

-Joseph M. Gaffney

"A Rainbow of Skyward Danger!"

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