Renaming the next beta to alpha2?

Matt Rogers mattr at
Sun Jun 17 05:07:49 CEST 2007

On Jun 16, 2007, at 8:31 PM, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:

> On Sunday 17 June 2007, tomalbers at wrote:
>> ok, the question is if we can deliver what a user expects from a  
>> beta, a
>> complete desktop with some small bugs.
> give me a moment to recover from laughing.
> whew.. ok. so. the question is whether the user expectations are  
> unrealistic
> and we don't care or whether we should try and pander to these  
> expectations.

Ok, so what about our expectations as developers? What do we think a  
beta should be? Have we met our own expectations?

I also think that we should take a harder look at what our users will  
expect from KDE 4.0 and the hole we've dug ourselves into. To be  
honest, I think we've bit off more than we can chew for KDE 4.0. We  
understand that KDE 4 is more than just KDE 4.0, but our users  
probably don't. If we don't at least look to see if what's being left  
out is acceptable and that we're ok with what we're doing, then we're  
doing ourselves a disservice.

However, as developers, if we're ok with what we're doing, then let's  
go for it.

Just my two cents as a developer user who wouldn't run a KDE 4.0 beta  
desktop on a daily basis.

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