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Re: [trinity-users] [sort of OT] Trinity etc. are damaging Linux

From: Bryan Baldwin <bryan@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:37:49 +1200
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On 07/22/2012 05:02 PM, Philip Webb wrote:
> I was a long-time user of KDE 3 , tried the KDE 4.x desktop once, 
> took another look at Fluxbox & found it a good enough substitute &
> have been using it ever since.  At that time, it looked as if KDE 3
> would disappear altogether: Trinity hadn't started.

KDE v3.x was my de jour until it went away. I remember with particular
fondness the compatability with Compiz and transparent panels that
could slide away completely out of view. I couldn't do the later in
GNOME, there was always at least a bar of 1 pixel's thickness on the
edge. Maybe I never dug deeply enough to know :(

Used GNOME until v3 was being pushed around. I know Gentoo hasn't
pushed it yet, but I'd been using Arch when it happened, and it
completely foobar'd my work set up. I quit Arch and GNOME on the same
day. Gentoo + Fluxbox as well, here. =)

> As a Gentoo user since 2003, I'm on the fringe of Linux orthodoxy, 
> but like other Gentoo users, I would never go back to a binary
> distro: the freedom to install just what I want & configure it how
> I want is much too important for comfort & for productivity.
> Any chance there's a Trinity supporter prepared to make it
> available for Gentoo ?

I'm building a cross compiler factory from various sources to support
my Yeeloong 8101_B. I have some Raspberry Pi coming, so x86, x86_64,
and ARM support are going to be included at some point, too.

Although desktop environments are going to be part of a separate
related project, I'm looking at MATE and Trinity to be the forerunners
there, too.

Until then, maybe this will help Gentooians ;)
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