Fifteen years of KDE
Posted Nov 2, 2011 18:24 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: Fifteen years of KDE
Parent article: Fifteen years of KDE
This is a typical playground answer. »We would much rather implement cool plasmoid eye-candy than work on porting forward something boring and crucial such as X.509 certificate support, so if you want the boring stuff done you will have to do it yourself.«
As I said, the KDE people are perfectly free to do whatever they like. If they don't mind gratuitous feature regressions that is absolutely OK. However they don't get to do this and at the same time get to claim believably that their project is providing a reliable platform (rather than entertainment for hobbyist programmers).
In this particular instance, it isn't that big a deal since people who actually need workable X.509 support will just use a different browser, such as Firefox. However, Konqueror used to be a pretty good browser in its day, and it is sad to see the KDE project basically give up the idea of providing a state-of-the-art browser that (unlike Firefox) integrates well with the rest of KDE.
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