KDE 4.9.3 November Update Fixes 86 Bugs
Phoronix: KDE 4.9.3 November Update Fixes 86 Bugs
KDE 4.9.3 is the latest monthly point release for the Linux desktop environment that was recently tested by Linus Torvalds...
All the bugs are still there. They've been there for a long time now, so my hopes weren't particularly high. Huge lack of manpower, I guess. KDE is now too big to be maintained. The bugs keep accumulating.
Yeps, they are. bugs.kde.org has been exploding since kde 4 was out, and they never managed to reduce the flow. For each bug they "fix", hundreds are added, and thousand of already present reports are ignored.
Originally Posted by RealNC
KDE used to be so good ;-((
Nobody is forcing you two trolls to use it. I experience only few bugs.
Like everything else "Works fine for me, YMMV".
Many of those hundreds of newly reported bugs have been fixed or are duplicates but worded differently. The problem KDE is having is distros like Debian keep using ancient releases when nearly every release of KDE is a cluster of bug fixes and nothing else. Also I've found KDE tends to break config files rather easily, which emulate a bug. you can reduce the amount of bugs if you delete your KDE settings, which is inconvenient considering e level of customization KDE has to offer. If you don't use the entire KDE suite I'm sure you can reduce bug encounters by using other programs.
I agree that KDE has more than they can really handle. There are whole sections they could cut out that a DE doesn't need such as koffice (while it does have its perks, its better to just make libraries to libreoffice to add integration), konqueror, nepomuk, kopete, and so on. I've found many KDE programs to be very sub-par, I'd rather just use DE-neutral programs with KDE plugins for integration. as I've said before, linux is getting too much competition within itself. software isn't getting the dedicated attention it used to because everyone wants to do their own thing.
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