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Month: October 2010

Furture of KDE3 questions

From: Larry Stotler <larrystotler@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 15:15:18 -0400
High guys.  This may have been spelled out somewhere, but if so I
missed it, so please bear with me.

I've been a KDE user since 1.x which was part of SuSE v5.3.  Up till
KDE4, I was always found KDE to do what I needed.

I have some questions about the future direction of KDE3:

1.  Qt4 port - I saw that this is one the roadmap.  Is this really
neccessary?  I know that a lot of my complaints about KDE4 was the
useless revamp of the interface, but having to have both Qt3/4 libs
was also a huge pain.  I'm not against a port if there are compelling
reasons for it, but I have seen no compelling reason for KDE4.  It
uses more memory and space.

I have a lot of older laptops that I find KDE3 to be snappy and KDE4
to be like molassas.

2.  What about the other KDE projects like KOffice?  I've always made
use of KOffice instead of anything else.  I find OpenOffice to be

3.  Removal of HAL in favor of udev - Is this something that is going
to affect KDE3?

4.  Dependencies - I'm not sure how it is on other distros, but I've
always found SuSE/openSUSE to suffer from unneccessary dependencies.
Not everyone has a Palmpilot device, and most PIMs assume you do and
force you to install support for something you don't have.  I'm not
sure how the core KDE and the other projects handle this.  How is
Trinity planning to do it?

5.  XOrg and KDE3 - on openSUSE 11.3, I can't setup my displays
because openSUSE removed it's config program SaX2 and I can't get XOrg
to work with my displays.  Works fine in openSUSE 11.0/KDE3 because I
have SaX2.  Is there an alternative for configuring displays?

Sorry if some of this is a repeat.  I'm new to the list, but a
longtime KDE user.