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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RE[4]: What's going on?
by wigry on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What's going on?"
wigry
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2008-10-09

As long as Linux kernel does not offer stability for developers no commercial project is willing to invest into linux development. So far the kernel API-s change too often too radically and nobody wants to rewrite their application every few month.

Next is some stability in user space. Again there is a lots of fragmentation and clutter in Linux, no agreed standards and that frightens the commercial developers away as far as they can go. Windows have had Win32 for ever, the C# and .NET has been around for a long time and people trust these platforms. OS X have its internals stabilized. That is the winning formula.

So Linux is all about innovation and eyecandy and SYSTEM stability but that does not win users. In order to win users, you must win developers and they want stable working environment in a sence of API-s and ABI-s.

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