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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latreides
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2011-03-20

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:
2005-07-11

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.


Uhm, what? Gradients? Icon desktop?

You realise that everything is configurable to work exactly how *you* want it to, right? Don't like gradients? Turn them off. Want a single desktop view with icons on the desktop? It's a quick fix. Don't want file indexing? Disable it (I've yet to see an error about it being disabled). Don't want akonadi running in the background? Turn it off and don't use Kontact/KDEPIM apps. Don't like broken plasmoids? Don't use the broken ones (I've yet to use a broken one, but I don't try to install every single one).

Sure, maybe the defaults are for everyone. But that's all they are ... defaults. Anything can be changed.

You don't want to spend 30 minutes configuring the desktop to work the way you want, but you'll spend two or three times that installing multiple DEs looking for one where they defaults suit you? Doesn't compute.

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latreides Member since:
2011-03-20

The desktop icon "system"is broken and has been since they added it. The behavior of the icons are inconsistent and aggravating when double click behavior is set for the DE. instead of whining and complaining about a feature that the KDE4 dens don't even feel we should have is a waste when there are DEs that already work fine and have for years.

Turning indexing off causes more annoyances than I can handle. The persistant notices that this app or that (some basic kde behind the scenes app that I could care less about) is a constant reminder that the KDE4 devs like to shove their technologies down our throats and we should just take it.

Last time I tried 4.7 I installed about 10 plasmoids and used an additional 5 from the install (not all at once) and of those 15 not one worked right. Half crashed and didn't even start to work, the rest either crashed after a little use or constantly resized and repositioned themselves when I logged out and back in.

I could of course deal with the issues and tweak what I can and try to turn off all of the ugly themes and use only the plasmoids that work but honesty kde3 is already there, no tweaking required.

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