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Month: December 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Opinion of Trinity R14.0.0

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:11:57 -0600
>I am fine with both versions. I think the second one misses the 
>point that TDE is a DE which puts productivity before fancy-
>useless-bothering visual effects, which I think is the main reason 
>why people use TDE. Perhaps the following version is a little 

I understand your feelings. :)

A goal of a press release is to offer a positive spin and focus on 
the announced product rather than what other products lack. We want 
to refrain from KDE bashing. If you browse the dev mail list 
archives from a while ago, you'll discover that a couple of KDE 
devs invited themselves into our mail list and started a nasty 
spitting contest. Got rather heated. Nobody won and one of the KDE 
devs took to his blog to continue bashing Trinity. He stopped that 
public campaign when a lot of people posted comments to his blog 
entry to leave us the hell alone, that the free/libre software 
philosophy allows and embraces forking. He was reminded that we 
were not harming anybody. After those public rebuttals he stayed 
away, but I have not forgotten him or his tirades.

I'm not afraid of bashing KDE4, especially the piece of shit known 
as akonadi, or the obvious relentless fan-boyism that permeates the 
entire KDE culture. Yet I'd rather we follow the advice of 
Voltaire's Candide and just "tend our own garden."

>"Recently I discovered Trinity. I immediately felt at home with
>this traditional computer desktop environment, which focuses on
>productivity rather than the latest development in visual effects.
>In these days of tablets and smart phones, traditional desktop
>environments still play important roles. The TDE development team
>is friendly and anyone such as myself may contribute to preserve
>and enhance this fantastic desktop environment." --- Michele 
>Calgaro, Italy
>Feel free to massage it again if you find it appropriate.

Looks fine and thank you. Subject to final review by other team 
members of course. :)