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.
Thread beginning with comment 495701
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
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.

Reply Parent Score: 1

phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

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.


Hmmm, I think that comes down to personal taste. I never even noticed that until you pointed it out, it just blended into the background for me. Now that I see it, I kind of like it. Especially when slow-clicking, or click'n dragging. Makes sense visually, to me, to have the icon "press down" ... when I "press down" on it.

However, even with "double-click everything" enabled, I find myself using the hover-and-click-+ overlay to select things, instead of using CTRL+click. Probably explains why I never noticed the "press down" animation.

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.


Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Reply Parent Score: 2