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Month: March 2012

Re: [trinity-users] TDE Qt4 theme engine [TDE spring fundraiser]

From: Patrick Serru <patrick@...>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:36:32 -0500
Le mercredi 21 mars 2012, Timothy Pearson a �crit :
> It's time for our TDE spring fundraiser!
> The TDE project relies on your financial support to continue development
> of this reliable and easy-to-use desktop environment.  As my way of saying
> thank you I have developed a new theme engine for Qt4 that allows you to
> use your TDE styles and file dialogs in new Qt4 applications, as well as
> interface methods required to easily convert common Qt4 objects to TQt3
> objects and vice versa.
> If we can raise the $2,000 required to keep the TDE project running for
> the rest of the year by April 30, 2012, I will release the source code for
> this new theme engine under the GPL and also integrate it into the next
> TDE release.  Once this engine and the conversion methods are part of TDE,
> the foundation will have been laid for work to begin on a Webkit-based
> replacement for the aging KHTML engine.
> Donations can be securely made to the project at this address:
>  I will also update that page from
> time to time with progress made towards the $2,000 goal.
> Library requirements:		TQt3, Qt4, and TDE core
> Lines of C++ source code:	4207 (theme engine and Qt4 object translator)
> License:			GPL
> Functional quality:		ALPHA
> Screenshots of the theme engine in action are attached, showing common TDE
> styles in use with Qt4 applications.  If you want to see this engine
> released and think the TDE project is worth a few dollars, please donate
> to help keep the TDE project going!
> Timothy Pearson
> Trinity Desktop Project
      I feel bad at the sight of this announcement. From what I've seen of 
functional with KDE4, it's not a simple story of eye's candies, fonts sizes 
and window decorations. KMail, Kate and other applications do not work the 
same way. And during my tests, I have not seen gateway to move from one 
version of sofware / desktop to another.

      I felt very bad when I read the dictates of a so-called "windows 
manager expert" on the trinity-devel-help list. I see sadly that his tone 
had effects.

      I already felt abandoned by KDE / OSS, and that's why I like the 
Trinity project so much, I am just afraid of being abandoned again... and 
hope that I'm wrong.

      My words may shock, but I write them because I know today, that I was 
not alone in having felt what I felt for KDE4.