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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Crashes, what crashes?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:09 UTC
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Haven't had any in the last two years...

Performance? Yeah, kwin is slow. Supposedly fixed in each version released, but not bad. Turning off effects is a good solution. Does kwin 3, did not have compositing effects, so going back to it isn't really any better of an experience than just turning them off.

But kde 3.x was pretty cool. I understand why people love it, and were turned off by some of the 4.x issues. If you just prefer it, that's cool. I actually prefer 4.x. It might be neat to go back just to play with now and then. Don't a lot of distros have a kde3 branch they can install? I guess this project provides a way forward for those people with updates and bug fixes.

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RE: Crashes, what crashes?
by kenji on Tue 1st Nov 2011 23:06 in reply to "Crashes, what crashes? "
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Supposedly fixed in each version released...

The KDE team's definition of 'fixed' seems to deviate greatly from my definition of the word.

KDE seems to run really rough on my hardware and it has a long way to go before I would call it 'fast'... and 100% usable. It works but it is no gleaming gem.

Even after the headaches KDE has saddled me with, it remains my reluctant refuge from the current DE insanity.

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