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Re: [trinity-users] Trinity and KMail was: Re: [trinity-users] Re: quanta problem WAS how to get rid of old KDE packages?

From: Andy <andy.boyle@...>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:20:44 -0500
On Sunday 01 January 2012 11:31:48 am David Bernier wrote:

> I think going from KDE3 to KDE4 was a "Big Switch".  I see this from
> reading old Mandriva mailing lists and the like.
> One sequence of keywords that came up is:
> "KDE 3  no longer maintained"  (with or without quotes).

This is basically true, KDE 3  no longer maintained, but it has been forked 
and the replacement is Trinity (TDE), which is what this mailing list is 

> So my thinking is that getting a working Kmail for KDE3 might
> be possible, but harder than getting a copy of Kmail for KDE4,
> since KDE4 is the current supported & development platform
> for KDE ...

There is a temporary problem with some mirrors, making many files not 
available. When the problem is cleared Kmail should be available again for 

OTOH, I hear that KDE4 is getting better all the time. I expect it will be 
perfectly usable about the time KDE 5 is released.  :-)

Also, I understand that openSuse has a version of KDE3 that they are 
maintaining though I have not tried it.