Monday, April 20, 2009

For those that want bleeding edge without blood

Discussions about KDE are source of endless fun.

Answering a question about openSUSE support for KDE3 to guy claiming that it will end soon, if it is not already stopped, I caught myself thinking that support will last for a quite long period.
KDE4 will be probably at version 4.4 when support for openSUSE 11.1 stops, and right now at version 4.2 it is already in a good shape for Joe the Plumber.

The whole pile of rants on mail list is actually written by people that would like to run bleeding edge system that is stable. Wash me, but don't make me wet.

They complain because openSUSE 11.2 will not have KDE3, and claim time and again that is catastrophe, like support will end when 11.2 is released. Well, the KDE3 support in openSUSE will last till December 2010, just the same as for openSUSE 11.1. It is standard openSUSE practice to support each release for 2 years.

You know, we are serious distro.

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