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KDE struggles with feature requests

Aug 25, 2009, 20:43 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jake Edge)

"In a posting to the kde-devel mailing list, Pau Garcia i Quiles wondered where KDE 3 features that were missing from KDE 4 should be collected. He noted that there are various places users were complaining about these missing features (including an openSUSE web page that collects them), but no central location for KDE to track such things. His suggestion: "Can we start something like that in UserBase, for people to tell us what they miss in KDE4 from KDE3? Or have a special category in Bugzilla?"

"That set off a bit of a rant from Aaron J. Seigo about user complaints:

"[...] there's a certain sort of bullying going on there where certain individuals, fewer with each release i might add, feel that if they just SHOUT LOUD AND ANNOYINGLY ENOUGH AT US that we'll relent, break our designs, go back on what we're trying to do and give them what they are used to at the expense of everyone else.

"[...] but i won't go back on various design decisions and throw out all the benefits we're reaping due to those decisions. i refuse to fall into some misguided knee-jerk-to-the-latest-random-user-moaning design "methodology""

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