KDE2 is in Debian now, so I thought I'd play with it a bit last night. Overall, it is very pretty and stable. I've had a few apps crash when I closed them down, but everything has done pretty much what it was supposed to. The good stuff:
- it's quite pretty. KDE 1.0 bugged me because it wasn't.
- It's acceptibly fast
- KOffice looks nice. I dunno about how usable it is, because I've never really used any office suite
- I couldn't get the dialup stuff to work, dunno why. Especially since dialup using the 'pon' script works fine
- the terminal prog (Konsole?) annoys me, and Eterm didn't get along with the background settings (even using Esetroot). Could have been an Eterm bug, tho, since I wasn't particularly up to date from CVS
- there weren't may applets available for the panel, and the ones there were didn't live up to my expectations--I want a clock that will do 12 hour as well as 24 hour time (i know 24 hour is "better", but I'm used to 12), the mailcheck applet is just ugly, as is the system load applet.
finally got some work done on spite. The best thing about it is that I figured out a framework so I should be able to churn out a bunch of code pretty quickly.