On 02/13/2012 11:20 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote: > On 13 February 2012 05:56, Aaron J. Seigo<aseigo@...> wrote: >> On Saturday, February 11, 2012 23:42:31 Timothy Pearson wrote: >>> well. If they care about the users then they can use your insight to >>> actually do something about KDE's flaws. If not, their desired direction >>> will be clearer and we can safely ignore a good chunk of the criticism (as >>> you said above). > > <snip> > > In regard to caring about users, I think it is important to note why > many users felt like they were left in the dust. KDE 4.0 had a rocky > start, and was not ready for usual consumption for some time by many > users running into bugs. It was a beta release that wasn't beta. kde4 development was a joke from the beginning. After the "Official" non-beta release of "4.0.4" I wrote over 200, yes count them, bugs to help get the desktop straightened out -- the devs never fixed 180 of them. It got to the point of "Why file them?" they won't get addressed and the focus of the kde4 devs seemed to evaporate. Granted, what really happened was the desktop was still in "alpha" state when it was "Officially" release in May 2008. The problems with the desktop and bug reports it generated overwhelmed the developers and soured and bittered them on the project. What should have been a fun and innovative project failed miserably -- all because it was released way before it was ready. A lesson we would all do well to learn from... -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.