Yes, many of them reported!
Some developers are great, they reply on the same day, etc. But other bugs just die there.
And as I've said before, worst of all, I made a patch for a bug that has been there for years, and was very straightforward and it the patch got ignored.
So should I also be responsible for taking up maintaining that part of KDE, just because I don't want that bug?
At some point, you start wanting to use your computer, not just fixing it. Peter Penz does not say that, but I think he at least hints that he left linux -- wanna guess why?
Looks like I'm a lucky guy, no bugs found here on my KDE 4.8
You should really read the original article, phoronix didn't mention some core elements.
There is a boring qtquick port scheduled for dolphin, plus the author doesn't really have time for what started as a pet project.
It's all written there, before the bitching against all DEs.
I know good and well it was a configuration problem. And no amount of fiddling with the configuration options solved it. (Getting tired of repeating myself here.) That's why we used a different distro. If there was an easy fix, it was neither obvious nor available on numerous forums we checked. I wonder if you are intentionally misunderstanding me.
You didn't read a word I said.Ehh... what? KDE has always been about the possibility to configure just about everything. The unified experience is what Gnome is going after.
This objection is as dumb as it is completely irrelevant to anything we've been talking about. FYI, we disabled onboard audio in the BIOS and there was only ONE output it could choose from. And it was turned off by default. And another thing, saying that you shouldn't touch alsamixer with pulse? I've had to do that to get hardware to work (See also: ASUS P7P55D-E PRO motherboard and it's shitty drivers), because PA didn't know it's ass from a hole in the ground.If you have multiple output sources then there's no possible way to define what is the wanted output. ALSA-mixer then again doesn't have anything to do with KDE and it shouldn't be used if you are running PulseAudio.
If a system detects an HDMI connection it should make that the default option. Period. Then at least you'll get audio of some kind.
But what i was trying to say is not what he means, is what he said. There's a lot of software bloat, even web bloat as he pointed out.
http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=96351#p201489 "fixes" it. (well not a real fix, but you only have to do it once after a fresh install)
I've used every DE except for KDE honestly. Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, Cinnamon/Mate, and Enlightenment.
The only thing that stopped me from using KDE is the ridiculous amount of options and how much of a cluster it looked like to me. This guy is spot on when he talks about the UI, pretty sad because he probably understands the problems with KDE more than most people there. It's not too many options per say but the UI behind it that's off putting for me.