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Month: May 2017

Re: [trinity-users] Re: TDE Fundraiser

From: Chris Austin <chris@...>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 18:57:16 +0100
On Friday 26 May 2017 18:37:32 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> 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.
Some of the improvements in Konqueror-KDE4, (in Debian 8.7), are that it can 
play YouTube videos, there seem to be some enhancements of JavaScript, because 
it can now handle MathJax, and display of some web pages, such as Wikipedia 
pages, is improved.

On the downside, Konqueror-KDE4 seems to use substantially more memory than 
Firefox, and occasionally, (perhaps once per month), unexpectedly uses so much 
memory that I completely lose control of my netbook, (with 1GB memory), due to 
paging, and it can then take 15 minutes or more to get that Konqueror window 
closed, and regain control of the netbook.  Konqueror-KDE4 also sometimes 
drops the connection during a long download, (for example during the download 
of a 10MB .deb).  This is a long-standing problem with Konqueror, so I usually 
use Konqueror for reading, because it seems more comfortable, and use Firefox 
for downloads.
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> 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.
Alternative rhyming names for Konsole-Trinity could be Facility or Utility.