[PLUG] kde4 experience- not so good

Pranav Peshwe pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 01:27:38 PDT 2008


On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 30 Aug 2008, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Arun Khan wrote:
> > > Sure, we can write bug reports on these but should not they have
> > > been caught during unit/integration testing?  These are basic HMI
> > > issues.
> >
> > Unit/integration testing? How many projects do you think has any of
> > those?
>
> The two specific items I listed should have been apparent to the
> developer of the KDE4 Time/Date applet for the panel.
>
> > Do check how many major projects have anything resembling that
> > and you will be in for a surprise. It is to a large extend based on
> > testing from end users that these projects get to the point where
> > they are.
>
> Agree that such projects do not have the resources to do extensive
> testing of all it's nuances but I would expect the developer to test
> the obvious ones.


>
> Developers just writing the code and releasing it  - for unstable/alpha/
> may be acceptable for alpha/beta but not in released versions.
>

I second this opinion. There is considerable difference between a 'bug' and
an obvious defect.

A curious question - how come popular distros shipped KDE 4 in spite of its
condition ? What if people switch distros (as i did) because of it ? Won't
it hurt their popularity ?

TIA.

Best regards,
Pranav


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