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[5]: What's going on?
by pgeorgi on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What's going on?"
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

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.

Kernel APIs (or ABIs) mean squat for application API stability.

I can run a 2004-era (or older, didn't test recently) Linux app on the latest and greatest Linux system without problems (though vice versa, things often break by the month, so you better build your release binaries on old Linux systems).

The Linux interfaces are important for drivers.

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