[PLUG] kde4 experience- not so good
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sat Aug 30 01:48:47 PDT 2008
Arun Khan wrote:
> Developers just writing the code and releasing it - for unstable/alpha/
> may be acceptable for alpha/beta but not in released versions.
Bugs are going to be carried over to released version unless many people
test and report feedback.
> IMO, there was hype when KDE 4.0 was released - leading to expectations.
> I personally bought into the hype
End users falling for hype is indeed a issue.
> 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 ?
Maybe it will but all major distributions include it for various
reasons. A important one is the "release early, release often" strategy
that is critical for upstream projects reaching a maturity level. For
Fedora, the reason is outlined in
If you don't want the latest versions, sticking to a older (but
maintained) release is a option.
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