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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At the end of the day why make all the effort to make kde4 mimic kde3? Why not use kde3 instead? Its not supported? Enter Trinity.

There is absolutely nothing that I like in KDE4. From login to shutdown its an eyesore, disorganized, slow, and buggy. To fix this, for me, they would have to make it more or less identical to kde3. Since we already have kde3 and now a group is committed to update it, this is the fix kde4 needs.

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tuma324 Member since:

I disagree, but to each his own I guess...

I'd rather have a modern DE with a powerful shell that is modular and that I can tweak it as I please. AKA: Plasma.

Also, with KDE4 I have the advantage of relying in modern technologies such as Phonon (with VLC backends), Qt4 (soon Qt5 and Wayland). We're not stuck with legacy libraries like Qt3, which is the case for Trinity.

I know there are bugs left to be fixed, but those will be fixed in time, it's just a matter of time. Right now KDE SC 4.7.2 is very stable for me.

I'm happy to say that I don't miss anything in KDE 3.x.

Edited 2011-11-02 15:57 UTC

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latreides Member since:

Not true. Trinity has a subsystem which allows it to use any version of QT. They are not stuck on QT3.

I would rather use a DE that doesn't get in my way and KDE4 is one annoyance after another. As an avid KDE fan who has found himself without a home, I often return to KDE, including the latest build, and its always the same story, slow, crashes, the gradients give me a headache after a few mins, there are a only a handful of semi useful plasma add-ons ost of which don't work, crash, or resize/reposition at the whim of the planets. Nothing that I cannot get with KDE3 and some widget add on like karamba. And then I don't get 3 messages every couple mins complaining that I turned off the file indexing. (this has caused me to stop using kde4 many times) When all of the above is fixed and I can have a normal icon desktop again (the current option for this is unusable for me) then I will consider kde4 until then kde3 does everything I want better and faster witout getting in my way or trying to add flash instead of substance.

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phoenix Member since:

Also, with KDE4 I have the advantage of relying in modern technologies such as Phonon (with VLC backends),

This is one of the nicest things about KDE SC4. It's nice to be able to swap out multimedia backends (gstreamer --> xine --> vlc) without having to make a change to a single media app. ;) If there's a bug in one (like the phonon-vlc bug that starts an audio stream whenever you pause a video stream) then you switch to another until it's fixed.

It's just too bad the same hasn't happened yet (as successfully) with Solid. Would be nice if there was a devd-based backend for FreeBSD systems, alongside the udev/hal (now deprecated) and udev/udisk/upower/u* backends for Linux.

This is something that KDE3 sorely lacked. The whole esd/artsd mess is no more. ;)

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