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Month: September 2018

Re: [users] In defense of TDE (or any mature software for that matter)

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:14:19 +0200
J Leslie Turriff wrote:

> Too true. �The worst part of it isn't the "change merely for the sake of
> change," but the lack of recognition that the "non-enthusiast" user wants
> or needs certain features (in a desktop environment, at least), like
> clearly distinguishable icons, or straightforward configuration tools,
> because, while necessary, these are not the primary reason for using the
> software, but merely a means for making it user-friendly so that they can
> get their work done. �We saw when KDE3 was abandoned that the developers
> had apparently lost sight of the purpose of KDE as a usability tool and
> had moved to providing 'eye-candy' and 'gee-whiz' features while making
> configurability more difficult. �That wouldn't have been so bad if they
> had left some of the old components, like Hicolor-Classic icons, in their
> "improved" desktop instead of throwing them away.

I would add here doing this with lack of stability and enforcing it to the
end user.
While I like debugging, supporting the community or communities and
contributing, I need most of all stability - when I turn on the computer I
expect the GUI to behave the same way as it behaved the moment when I
stopped it. This was the biggest draw back - neither Gnome nor KDE > v3
offer such stability as KDE3 (now TDE) does.
Imagine I want to check mails and the mail client suddenly does not work or
some feature of it does not behave the same, because ... whatever in the
background failed to do so. Another example is this indexing that was
starting automatically whenever you log in KDE4 and rendering the desktop
useless. It is just pathethic!