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Month: May 2017

Re: [trinity-users] Re: TDE Fundraiser

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 18:37:32 -0500
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>> 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

Thank you for your feedback on TDE!  The names proposed are actually
somewhat interesting; at this point I might be open to (slowly) renaming
some of the larger more user-visible applications, although I don't think
the cost/benefit is there for the minor applications that are being
abandoned by KDE SC over time.

What is better about the KDE4 variant of Konqueror?  We have brought over
new features in the past from KDE4 into TDE, and it sounds like we might
need to do so again.

As a general update:

After going through the bug requests for the fundraiser, I think one of
the main ones I'll be looking into is BSD support.  Fixing the lock screen
may be a second one, but I'll let things play out a little longer before

Thanks again to all who have contributed!

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