Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:48 UTC
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I like that the Trinity Desktop environment exists. Years ago I thought that KDE 3.5 (with the Kickoff menu) was the best desktop environment around, and I've never been able to have that kind of speed and stability in KDE 4.x. (IMHO, Mageia and Fedora's KDE spin are usable). I have a couple of questions though:

1) Is there a plan to move to Qt 4.x? Qt3 hasn't been maintained in almost seven years, and feels dated. Is Trinity going to be a modern continuation of the KDE 3 experience, or a relic from the past?

2) How do the developers plan on integrating the KDE 3 applications? I'm talking about things like DigiKam, K3b, Kaffeine, KDevelop...the integration of programs are what made KDE 3 great. Are they going to maintain separate forks, or do I have to pull in KDE4.x and set it to use the Plastik theme?

Thanks for the hard work, guys.

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