What went wrong with the KDE 4 release?
Jul 16, 2008, 12:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
"Finding answers matters because the user revolt -- or the
perception of one -- that KDE seems to be facing is almost
unprecedented. KDE took a giant technical leap forward in each of
its other releases, but the reactions to the 2.0 and 3.0 releases
were very different from 4.0's reception. Like the latest release,
KDE 2.0 had early performance problems, and some applications were
slow to upgrade, but users seemed largely content to wait for
improvements. Similarly, although KDE 3.0 was greeted by
accusations that the release was mishandled on the kde-devel
mailing list, both user and reviewer reactions were generally
positive. Nor has any other FOSS project received a backlash like
the one facing KDE."