Re: Is KDE dead ? Was Re: Stable Release Updates

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On Sat, 2010-03-13 at 10:34 -0500, Mail Lists wrote:
> I'm curious how many current KDE users we have - what percent of our
> install base? And what percent of the desktop install base ?
>  Since the 3.5 -> 4.0 KDE pushathon, everyone I know who was a KDE user
> (myself included, and Linus too!) switched to gnome and none has yet
> gone back.
>  At least a part of the fuss about updates seems to be driven by KDE
> wanting to be faster paced than the rest - I'm curious what percent of
> our install base this actually represents today?
>   For me there were only 2 things disruptive I presently recall - the
> last was F11 kmail no longer working after recent update - and the
> devastatingly bad 3.5 -> 4.0 premature release.
>   I actually like the current general pace - its stable but we get
> decent flow (tho it has slowed somewhat over the 12-18 months or so it
> seems) of upstream updates/bug fixes and largely when appropriate larger
> version bumps. Tho things like firefox lag too much imho - but I no
> longer care as I now use chrome which is way way better.
>    Sure there are little hiccups here and there but overall things are
> non-disruptive and decently up to date - and that is the right balance.
>   Congrats fedora management, redhat and contributors - and thank you.
I gather that Gnome is about to embark on a major upgrade/overhaul like
KDE some year and a half ago.

Obviously there are a number of KDE users but I suspect that most of
them are people who have used a Linux desktop for some time.


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