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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 07:42:48 -0600
* On 2012 11 Feb 19:04 -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> What triggered this was a new salvo from KDE4 claiming that 4.8 is the
> best desktop ever, and that those backwards TDE luddites should just use a
> minimalist window manager if they don't like KDE4.  I'm trying to prove
> them wrong. :-)

I find this quite interesting, perhaps telling.  Comments like that belie
fear.  Just what is the fear being expressed?  I can understand
frustration at Canonical dropping Kubuntu to a "community" developed
edition with no offcial support from Canonical but TDE would seem to be
a non-issue.  That kind of reaction sounds eerily similar to certain
proprietary houses who need to proclaim that version V is it and version
X is worse than yesterday's news.  Repeat for version 7 versus version
V, etc.

I can also understand frustration at the KDE devs feeling they've built
a better desktop all of these years but being treated as second class
citizens by many distributions (pre GPL Qt hitory).  For all of the
effort KDE has not been the default desktop on most distributions.
Perhaps that frustration gets directed back here somewhat.  But fear
that people are still enjoying and improving their older work just seems
misplaced to me unless they know deep down that they've embarked on a
direction that did not interest their former users.

- Nate >>


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