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Re: [trinity-users] trinity is not trinity???

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:06:06 +0100
On Thursday 13 of February 2014 00:25:47 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 February 2014 13:33:59 Alexandre wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I just saw from the screenshot taken by James Downing that his
> > > control center is very different from mine (Kubuntu 10.04 or
> > > 13.04). Mine looks more that the one provided by Apple OS X.  So
> > > I am puzzled: I thought: trinity is trinity?
> > >
> > >
> > > regards
> > >
> > > Uwe Brauer
> >
> > Yes, in TDE there is 2 ''Control Centers'':
> > -The Macintosh-like program, usually called ''System Settings''
> > -The classic one, called ''TDE Control Center''
>
> No, in Kubuntu there are 2 etc.  In TDE on Debian there is only one,
> KControl-trinity.
>
> > If  ''System Settings'' is installed, as it is most of the time on
> > Kubuntu-based systems, the 2 are available.
> >
> > KDE4 has a much more intelligent approach on this:
> > The 2 programs has been merged in one, and you can select from a
> > drop-menu the one you prefer.
>
> No, it is not "more intelligent", it is more bloated.
>
> Alexandre, we know that you like KDE4 and would like TDE to be more
> like it.  You should know by now that many of us don't agree.
>
> We all, you included, could use KDE4 if we liked.  We have chosen TDE.
> Do, please, stop trying to drag TDE into the "modern" realms of bloat
> and bling.  Bloat and bling are readily available elsewhere.  Do let
> us have our comfortable, functioning, backwater.
>
> Lisi
>

Here I have to defend Alexandre.

I do not suppose Alexandre still trying to convince us the benefit of KDE4. 
Alexandre simply likes shiny appearance, which has for example KDE4. Although 
I personally prefer the sober classic look, I'm glad for Alexander's efforts. 
For others, it says: "Do you wish classic desktop environment, but with the 
shiny appearance? Trinity is there for all - even for you!"

By the way, also in Debian is available package kde-systemsettings-trinity / 
tde-systemsettings-trinity that contain alternative "modern" control center. 
It is only our choice, which one we prefer.

Slavek
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