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Say Hello To The "KDE Leaks" Team

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Published on 19 February 2014 12:03 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
52 Comments

Well, it turns out there's some KDE stakeholders are unsatisfied with the coverage of their desktop coverage found on Phoronix.

My wife (Fatima) runs KDE as her Linux desktop of choice and I routinely run KDE-based distributions for benchmarks at Phoronix, yet I find it surprising that so many KDE stakeholders feel that I am "anti-KDE". There's some that feel I am against KDE yet I routinely test it and have no fundamental issues with the desktop environment. Some take argument with words I say about KDE when I am simply writing an article as I see fit and based upon knowledge available to me at the time, with writing Phoronix for the past ten years largely single-handedly.

Sometimes there are mistakes and when they are pointed out to me they are corrected. I am routinely writing 10+ articles per day and that's simply what's required of me in keeping up with Linux enthusiast articles each day while keeping the site maintainable; it's needed in keeping a Linux enthusiast site to work while many Linux web-sites have (unfortunately) failed. At this point in the Linux enthusiast stage, quantity does equal over quantity does survive if you want to survive. Those that have taken fault with Phoronix articles haven't bothered providing notification of corrections, even when some of them have been provided with hardware from Phoronix for hardware testing.

Say Hello To The "KDE Leaks" Team


With all of that said, on Tuesday night I was sent an email that reads:
Today in a gathering of KDE users we have decided that some decisions that are being taken almost behind the scenes in KDE need more exposure, and who better than the man that disclosed the Nepomuk replacement to continue with the job.

There is an ongoing conversation in kde-promo where some members of KDE (Mainly Carl and Aaron) wants to publish Baloo as Nepomuk hence lying to our face just for the sake of not saying "we were wrong". They want to continue using the nepomuk name nevertheless.

The main developer of Nepomuk and Baloo (Vishesh Handa) is against that idea, so are most other KDE contributors but they are not part of the promo team so they do not decide.

We think that it might be of interest to your readers to know that Nepomuk is dead regardless of what the KDE promo team say. The new thing is quite amazing by the way.
These comments are likely in regard to KDE's Nepomuk not having much of a future. The kde-promo list can be read via the mailing list archives.

Say Hello To The "KDE Leaks" Team


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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