TheLinuxReview: KDE Wishlist and Overview
Aug 17, 2001, 04:22 (37 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Joshua
Drake for this link. ]
That was fast. jd of the Linux Review offers a cursory look at
KDE 2.2 and a wishlist for KDE 3:
" The sad fact is that there is no Linux desktop that
can yet match the ease of use, and comfortable usage of Microsoft
Windows or Mac OS. KDE is getting there but still lacks some
refining touches. My guess is that KDE 3.0 is going to provide a
revolutionary step towards the desktop with Linux.
KOutlook. Yes, I am blasphemous. Microsoft Outlook (providing
you turn off the running of dangerous scripts!) is an excellent
communications tool. It has a powerful featureset that offer a
business user the ability to manage almost all of their electronic
communication. If you don't like the fact that I mentioned Outlook,
then think GroupWise. KMail is getting better, but still lacks real
IMAP support. Yes, now I can use IMAP, but I have no subscription
capability. One of the best features of IMAP is the subscription
ability. It also is probably not a good thing that the IMAP support
in KMail will provide a complete listing of your chosen mail
folder. When running KMail, I should also have to ability to manage
my shared folders for IMAP servers that support this functionality.
KMail also shows inconsistency when checking email. For example, if
I leave KMail running for a period of time and then I click
check-email. KMail won't do anything but smile at me. If I restart
KMail my new email comes down the pipe.
You can almost reach GroupWise/Outlook capability if you utilize
all the PIM (Personal Information Manager) components of KDE 2.2.
Between KOrganizer, KAddressbook, KNode and KMail, you are really
close, but I would like a single, simple plug-in-like interface to
the entire gamut of applications."