Posted Oct 19, 2011 0:14 UTC (Wed) by tshow (subscriber, #6411)
Parent article: Fifteen years of KDE
I ran KDE for quite a while, but between the increasing reliance on Nepomuk and Akonadi and the like, and the apparent focus on the social desktop, I've wound up walking away.
I'm sure the idea of the email/rss/facebook/twitter/google+1/flickr/whatever desktop with rich media tagging and semantic search is really interesting to some people, but for me, well, mostly I just want to get work done. I don't want social stuff mewling and clawing at my peripheral vision constantly, nor do I want to spend the effort tagging all my stuff so that I can use search to find it. That's why my filesystem is hierarchical.
Some aspects of KDE really do interest me these days; I'd still like to see what a modern vision of Stardock's Object Desktop would look like, and I think KDE is probably the closest to that of anyone.
I suspect in the end I'll wind up running something like xfce, but using KDE libraries (and Gnome libraries, for that matter) in the background.
Now if only dbus were something sane rather than XML...