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Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: "pierre.lag6633@..." <pierre.lag6633@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:20:10 +0100

First, sorry for the delay of answer for this quite important
question. ;)
I have read some of the other comments and must say that I agree many of
them of course, especially the one that points out the "way of thinking"
of KDE4 teams.
If I'd make a synthesis, I'd say they are acting as if they were MacOS X
developpers but without the legitimacy of it (if it exists ;) ).

I've been using Linux since only 6 years and I switched quickly to KDE
because it happens to be the set of applications and features I was
looking for, simply. And to me, this disappear simply with the 4th
I think that anyway, the "desktop" manager/set is not that important. By
now, xfce or gnome can be customized to nearly act the way one needs for
instance and even Gnome 3 (though it lacks of colors management of
I discuss every day at work with many Linux users and the choice of the
desktop looks more and more secondary. About their desktop, and not
talking about the distros, they know more the words "Unity" or "Firefox"
or "Google Chrome" than what really is Gnome or Gnome-shell... so KDE4,
what a joke :D. For the most handy, it's just another "look and feel".
I myself been revamping completely my desktops recently, having now two
boots with Debian Squeeze and Linux Mint Lisa. At the final, and for the
features, they behave exactly the same or near. What I use for Desktop
with big displays is Compiz and Cairo-dock. The rest is gtk, Qt or even
native X11 + metacity or equivalent and I really care a very little
about desktop managers as compiz do what I need or near (even if it
still lacks of features in comparison to KDE3/Kdesktop, but what does
not ? lol) and  I have the ability to switch to TDE looking on both,
when needed.

So what's is important, imho, is the set of applications and their
features (whether common and/or specific). 
My personal thoughts goes to  K3B, Kaffeine, Konqueror, Kate/Kwrite but
any KDE application with its settings and common abilities are important
(window management, shared settings, ease of use). I miss Kommander, in
a way, but nothing can be done about this I think.
I'm happy with that.
Maybe you simply should focus your efforts on that (my humble user
opinion again). Even Kicker does not need any revamping as it does what
any dock can do and is needed (even if it is, from far, better than any
of the trials to make a decent and usable dock by the KDE4 team).


KDE4 is still a joke, and it just needs to read this comment (and many
of the above of the thread) about a KDE4 fan while he desperately tries
to use KDE4 with separate X screens, which is a very handy and basic way
to use a desktop with two screens that KDE4 is stil not able to handle
I always used my desktop with separate X screens, and KDE3 was from far
the best way to it as, well, it just doesn't care about you having 1, 2
or 25 screens displays : it just works !
Just read here and laugh :
They even try to point out to X11 as responsible. That's just pitiful.

SO : KEEP UP !!!!

That's all

If you're interested, just take a look to my (nearly) present desktops :


Le samedi 11 f�vrier 2012 � 17:53 -0600, Timothy Pearson a �crit :
> A hypothetical poll for users here....
> If TDE were to close down, which desktop would you use instead?  You would
> be allowed to abandon Linux entirely in this scenario. ;-)
> Please state why you have not already switched; i.e. what item are missing
> or suboptimal in the other environment.
> I am curious as to why TDE still exists and need some concrete examples to
> fall back on to counter detractors.
> Thanks!
> Tim
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