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Month: May 2017

Re: TDE Fundraiser

From: Chris Austin <chris@...>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 00:01:58 +0100
> All,
> It's that time of year again!  As we look toward the release of Debian
> Stretch and another version of TDE, I'd like to ask for your continued
> support to help keep TDE online.

I installed Trinity as an experiment 2 weeks ago, when I came across your 
website while looking for an old application, and it's so nice, I'm doing all 
my work in Trinity now.

I loved KDE 3.5, and I was sad when I had to leave it six years ago, to 
upgrade to Debian 6 and KDE 4.  After upgrading from Debian 6 to Debian 8 a 
few weeks ago, two old favourites, Kasablanca and KHexEdit, were no longer 
available, and I could not even find the source code for KHexEdit, until I 
remembered reading about Trinity some years ago, and found your website.  I 
think it's wonderful that you're maintaining the KDE 3.5 look and feel, 
functionality, and applications.

I have donated 30 dollars to Trinity via your donations page.  I'm sorry it 
can't be more at the moment, money is a bit tight.

Konqueror has improved since KDE 3.5, but I can run Konqueror-KDE4 in Trinity 
from a menu item with the command /usr/bin/konqueror, and thus get the best of 
both worlds.

Some other KDE applications have sadly deteriorated in the later versions of 
KDE4.  In particular, KolourPaint in Debian 8 has been damaged by a very bad 
revision, so I am using KolourPaint-Trinity now.  It is far better.

When I installed Debian 8, I was offered a list of 7 desktop environments to 
install.  I would certainly have tried Trinity at that time, if it had been on 
the list.

If Konqueror-Trinity and Konsole-Trinity need to be given new names in order 
to get Trinity into the Debian distribution, (to avoid a clash of names with 
KDE), perhaps I could suggest Clarity for Konqueror-Trinity and Simplicity for 
Konsole-Trinity, since these names rhyme with Trinity, and suggest some of the 
defining characteristics of TDE.

Yours sincerely,
Chris Austin