[Novalug] KDE 4
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Thu May 28 12:57:49 EDT 2009
On Thursday 28 May 2009 12:42:30 pm Soren Harward wrote:
> On 5/28/09, jecottrell3 at comcast.net <jecottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > But you're missing the real point, which is that Gratuitous Change is
> > Bad.
> I'm coming at this from a different perspective: I've used KDE4 since
> it was in beta, and I'm a semi-active developer for a KDE app
> (Amarok). In my understanding, KDE4 was intended to be a nearly
> ground-up rewrite to fix a lot of limitations in the KDE3
> infrastructure and to provide some very cool, forward-looking,
> innovative services in the future (like Akonadi and Nepomuk). Not
> everything's finished, but the 4.2 series is quite nice, and
> development continues: 4.2.4 is being tagged today, and the 4.3 series
> is already in feature freeze for release in about two months. While I
> agree that gratuitous change is unproductive and annoying, I'll also
> say the same for users grousing about changes without taking the time
> to understand why development is proceeding in the direction that it
Different people want different things.
For instance, I don't use Amarok because all I want to do is play my music. I
don't want an application that catalogs my entire music collection. I just
need two things:
If I click on a file, it plays.
If I want to play a bunch of music, I want to be able to drag and drop into a
I appreciate the amount of work that has gone into Amarok, but it's just not
the way I use my music collection.
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