"KDE 4 will be a large step away from KDE 3 in several regards.
I already posted a short list of programs and services which will
be replaced by something new. However, that list didn't say much
about the reasons behind these decisions. But with the ever closer
coming release date of KDE 4.0 and new and easy ways of testing the
newest builds many people in the last days asked questions at
different places and occasions and wondered why beloved KDE 3
technologies will not appear in KDE 4 anymore, or why certain
services have been exchanged against something new. Even a friend
of mine a normal users who do not follow the development of KDE 4
closely, raised some concerns. Last but not least there are active
discussions going on at the KDE planet about this topic atm. This
post sheds some light on the reasons behind some of the design
decisions for the user point of view..."
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