"How do you produce a major update of a popular desktop for
GNU/Linux? Following the release of KDE 4.0 last week, I talked
with Wade Olson, the press contact for KDE in North America, and a
member of KDE e.V., the German non-profit organization that is the
financial and legal arm of the project. Olson talked about the
goals of the release, its highlights, what was left out, and where
development of KDE is going next.
"According to Olson, planning for KDE 4 began nearly two and a
half years ago. About then, he says, 'People realized that they
were reaching the current capacity of the code base...'"