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Re: [trinity-users] TDE featured in german magazine

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:11:55 -0600
On 11/20/2019 04:54 PM, BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:
>> The question is rather: why is it so difficult to convince others of these 
>> facts. If one main distribution included TDE, I'm sure many more people 
>> would "rediscover" why KDE 3 was good.
>> Thierry
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Here here old man
> :)
> Kate


  For those of us that recognized the amazing culmination of a talented team
that built a desktop from the ground up with a focus on seamless interface
between all applications, and on minimizing the number of keystrokes or
mouse-clicks required to accomplish each task -- we never left.

  That is why TDE/KDE3 will stand alone as one of the, if not the, greatest
desktop ever. It was created from a unique process than can never be recreated
by porting individual KDE3 apps to the next "greatest" Qt toolsset. Apps
ported by one developer and shoehorned into the latest toolset will never have
the same function or consistency as those originally developed by a team to
end up with what was called KDE3.

  To think about all that was brought together and incorporated in KDE3 more
than 15 years ago is simply amazing. I have an Arch disk that I throw in the
laptop from time to time an update to the latest stable release of Plasma from
git and I just shake my head. Bugs I filed 11 years ago against KDE 4.0.4a are
still unfixed and now it takes damn near a full 60 seconds to initialize.

(disk comes back out within the hour and the KDE3 disk goes back in where a 4
sec startup provides every bit of the functionality and none of the bugs...)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.