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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] KDE vs. Trinity: Is One Really Better?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:18:08 -0600
> I always read Bruce's writings with a proverbial grain of salt. He tends
> toward sensationalism and likes to play a game of creating rifts like he
> did in this article. His journalism tends toward what used to be called
> muckraking. When he writes in that mode I remind myself that everything is
> his opinion only and subjective. Everybody has an opinion and a poop
> chute. Both often stink. :)
> Nothing he wrote requires or demands a public response. He has his opinion
> and we should let that be.
> So much for that.
> I am concerned about his reports of instability. We should receive such
> comments seriously. I hope he filed bug reports or contacted somebody on
> the development team. Even if he didn't this kind of publicity dictates
> that quality assurance must be a priority over release schedules. That
> means a lot of usability testing and not just pumping out code and
> packages.
> I hope everybody here receives his article in a constructive manner. :)
> Darrell

Ouch.  Sounds like we need a nice, long QA period for R14.0.

And I do take issue with some things he says, primarily on the usability
end.  He admits himself (at the end) that he found the KDE 3 GUI somewhat
hard to use, so I wouldn't worry too much about the KDE4/TDE comparisons
he makes regarding the interface.  I have always suspected that KDE4 is
geared towards salespersons, journalists, and people in non-technical
professions, and the article would seem to confirm this.  That's not a bad
thing, just more proof of the difference in type of user base between the
two desktops. :-)