[TriLUG] slashdot.org: Bero Quits RH over treatment of KDE
H. Wade Minter
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 09:59:47 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Mike Mueller wrote:
> Hmm. Pretty powerful statement. Or an act of lunacy soon to be regretted.
> Anybody that's tried to find a job in this market might be tempted to trade
> convictions for income.
> Why would RH want to cripple KDE? What's the agenda?
As someone who's using KDE on the future 8.0, I can say that I don't see
any "crippling" of the environment. "crippleware" is a pretty strong
statement, and at least from my end-user perspective, I don't see anything
to back that up. I don't think if the desktop was "crippled" I could use
it for my day-to-day work.
From what I can tell, the complaints boil down to:
* Changing the desktop theme from the KDE default (you can change it right
back with about three clicks)
* Changing the click default to "double click" instead of "single click"
(Also can be easily changed back)
* Removing some "about KDE" menus (Dunno)
* Using non-KDE apps as defaults for things like web browsing (Konq,
KMail, and friends are all there under an "Extras" menu - I'm using KMail
as we speak)
* Introducing "buggy code" into KDE as part of the desktop unification
(new features tend to mean bugs, at least for a while)
On a positive note, I think the "unified" bluecurve them looks nice.
Also, most panel apps will apparently work in both environments now.
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