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Month: January 2011

Thoughts & wishes about the Trinity project status and its future...

From: Nicolas BERCHER <nbercher@...>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:16:52 +0100

I have a few questions about the Trinity project status,(part of them 
seem to have been partially discussed on the list):

  - Is Trinity endorsed in any way by the KDE project (except the share 
of sources repository)?

  - Are there original KDE3 developpers involved in Trinity development? 
If so, I'd really like to know if they do it because KDE4 broke too much 
things (and/or they consider a desktop environment should not break 
things this way)?

  - What are the long term perspectives about Trinity?
    Will Trinity become something different than KDE3 or it keep it as 
close as possible?
    I mean, the move from KDE3 to KDE4 changed & broke a lots of things 
that I used to work with since 2004. I'd really like a desktop 
environment that doesn't change too much, that keeps its basis stable 
(eg. themes can evolve, apps be improved, but keep it functionally the 
By the end, I really think it's a matter of "respect for users": if one 
changes things like KDE4 did, what do we have to think about respect 
they have (or don't have) for their users? OK KDE4 is beautiful, etc. 
but it's deaply another desktop environment (also deeply slow in some 
particular configurations such as konsole/nvidia ships), so why should I 
continue to use KDE desktops? I almost think KDE4 should have change its 
name to something else OR... KDE3 should have been officially 
maintained... or Trinity officially endorsed (is that the case?)!

So, what's going on?
Thank you,

PS: Do you have an idea about the approximate number of Trinity users? 
It seems this list is always growing...