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

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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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

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.


Like what? Maybe I've been lucky, but I don't know what you are talking about when you say "inconsistent and aggravating when double-click behaviour" is set. You single-click to select/highlight an icon. You double-click to activate an icon. And if you hover over folder icons, a folder preview opens so you can manage files from within the desktop. Seems logical to me, and (other than file management) is how it's always worked.

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.


Again, maybe I've been lucky. But I disable file indexing, strigi search, and akonadi on all my KDE4 installs, and I've never seen a "persistent notice" about it being disabled or needed to be enabled. Perhaps you could take a screenshot to show the error message?

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.


Did you submit bug reports for any of them? All the plasmoids I've tried (lancelot, taskbar, systray, digital clock, some ssh manager, an ftp manager) work without issues.

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latreides Member since:
2011-03-20

Simple things like if you single click it does not only select but you get the "pushed" animation (and again on the second click) making an extra delay and a visual distraction. There are a good many details like this all throughout kde4. The kde4 devs are too worried about the larger brush strokes that they rush past all the little details that make a DE enjoyable. Sure I could submit my reports to the stack and hope that they try and fix these (assuming they consider them broken) but there is already a DE (kde3) that does everything I want without all the headache. What sane person would choose otherwise?

KDE4 doesn't offer me anything at all that would give me reason to use it over kde3 except "future support" and now trinity offers that. So I would rather use the wheel that works than the one that they are trying to make work.

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