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Month: September 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] My opinion on Trinity project quality

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:41:47 -0500
> 2013/9/13 Aleksey Midenkov <midenok@...>
>> I watch over Trinity project for as long as 3 years. I want to give my
>> grade on its development activity. I think that the project is not
>> capable of public use and rather suited for small group of inside
>> hackers.
> Strictly speaking, this is not true I've talked to a couple people who are
> using trinity and not subscribed to the developer mail list ;-)
> Although I'm not sure if there are any other such people anywhere...
>> Along the history of development there were too much lame
>> unprofessional decisions. It was fulfilling some strange unpractical
>> ideas. In fact, it came to a logical unsuccessful end.
> I believe you are speaking about qt3 API breakage. If so, I'm totally
> agree
> with you... IMO that was really crappy choice independently of reasons. I
> can name some other controversial moments but they are relatively small...

Since TDE now uses TQt3, the old Qt3 libraries (unmaintained as they are!)
can be installed at the same time as TDE.  At this point I don't see any
serious drawbacks to changing the TQt API; would anyone consider it a
major problem if Trolltech had changed the Qt3 API?  We all probably would
have complained about it a bit and then moved on--how is this different
from the TDE project *improving* Qt3/TQt3 (e.g. adding proper threading
support) and changing the API as needed?