So I keep hearing all these great improvements coming down the pipe for KDE and v4.0. I know much of it is available in the repositories and while considered beta at this stage when have I been afraid of a little bleeding edge? I’ve been running Ubuntu 7.10 since the second alpha release. I’m a sucker for punishment and like to help squash the bugs before they get to the rest of the world.
Some of you might remember my Week with KDE a while back. I gave it a try and the community response was really overwhelming. Submitting tips and programs to look into. How to deal with changes one environment to the next. I did appreciate all that help.
For the term of Ubuntu 7.10 I am considering running KDE. I am thinking about this for a few reasons:
- Few (if any) of my tutorials directly address the KDE crowd. I feel like I may be leaving out part of the user-base while just focusing on one.
- This will really force me to use KDE instead of just looking for the light at the end of the tunnel in a week-long stint.
- Perhaps I can help improve KDE with continued bug submissions.
I haven’t completely decided to make this move.. I guess right now I’m just thinking aloud. If anyone has any suggestions, words of wisdom, links to “learning KDE”, etc I would appreciate it. Also if anyone has pointers to installing the KDE 4.0 stuff I would be interested in looking into that. With the final release of Ubuntu 7.10 coming in just a few short weeks I don’t have a lot of time to sit on this decision.
What are your thoughts on me (and this blog) switching to using and documenting KDE until Ubuntu 8.04?