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KDE 4: Some Reasons for Design Decisions

Nov 30, 2007, 19:45 (16 Talkback[s])


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"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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