kind thanks :sigh:
made me crying (almost, I'm just kidding
Yep, the story goes like this:
All great things go lost if One didn't have a right goal set to achieve:
There where great engineers who made UNIX.
Then came great ing.s who made X
Then came excellent ing.s who started KDE, and made QT (in Germany) and KDE grew
but the goal was (IMHO) to outperform NT series (again I stress IMHO)
Goal met with KDE2
Then the stick was risen (or was it a limbo dance- lowered) to outperform NT_5 (w2k)
Beaten hands down by KDE3
Enter XP (NT_5.1)
Beaten with KDE 3.5 release hands down again
Vista vs. KDE3.5
Enter compiz; Enter Win7; Enter KDE4
all devs fell over their "respective bottoms"
footprints (RAM that is) all over the place, resources are blowing their "bells and whistles"
And "we", most users who "just work" on computers got blown by the road side.
Imagine they "updated" busses this often?
Get the point?
Now don't get me wrong,
I don't mind developing a candy crazed slickness/madness, but that was reserved for off mainstream
environments like E17 and enlightenment, and their use was primarily for motion pictures (remember "copycat" and chat on the laptop with 8x4 characters on a 14" screen?
the bathtub scene?)...
And pulling the whole KDE dev team to a never ending resource craze will certainly look a bit silly in few years from now. IMHO
I just frown for not leaving a "golden" release, with just few maintainers for bug-fixes behind. That's all?
Like the excellent trinity package actually is.
Look what happened to Gnome
The same happens aparently to KDE now...
dev's got in touch to code and partially (but ever more) got lost touch with user base.
User base grew, and by doing so, lost touch with dev's, and it all collapsed to two opposite side roads IMHO.
I like a lot:
in the first glance it looks so "Gnome", but it isn't really:
The functionality is not pruned away - it is cleverly hidden like in spy movies: Until You click the "hidden button" (read ctrl-sequence or like) and there they fade in.
I'm just afraid they will(have?) loose touch with the new releases?