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Month: May 2018

Re: [trinity-devel] proposal to change project leader

From: Chris Austin <chris@...>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 14:01:55 +0100
On Monday 28 May 2018 02:09:08 Felix Miata wrote:
> Michele Calgaro composed on 2018-05-28 14:57 (UTC+0900):
> > I agree that more exposure is more likely to get more devs, but the nature
> > of TDE must remain intact. Efficient. Productive.
> + + + :-)

I would like to agree with that, too.  (I'm not an active developer, but 
follow this list, and sometimes build things and look at the source code.)

Sadly, more devs is not necessarily a good thing, if they don't know what they 
are doing, and break things rather than improving them.  Sadly, KDE seemed to 
have a problem with this, when I moved to Trinity around March last year.

There's no doubt that some of the KDE developers are really excellent.  
Konqueror in Debian 8.7, which I installed around March last year, is great, 
and I use it every day, in Trinity.  Okular is also great, and I use it nearly 
every day, in Trinity.  There are some other great KDE programs in Debian 8.7, 
too, which I use in Trinity.

But sadly, some of the KDE programs, that previously worked well, have been 
broken so badly in Debian 8.7, it almost amounts to vandalism.  Here are two 

KolourPaint, a wonderful program, that I use a lot.  It really needed no 
revision at all.  But in Debian 8.7, someone has drastically damaged it, by 
making the tools area at the left far larger than it needs to be, by putting 
long winded text next to each tool.  So the area for the picture you are 
trying to work on is far smaller.  (There is no need for text on the toolbar 
at all, because a tooltip tells you what each tool is for, if you hover the 
mouse over it.)  Thank goodness for KolourPaint-Trinity, which has not been 

KWrite, a great program.  But in Debian 8.7, someone has drastically broken 
the hard word wrap tool, in the Tools menu, which worked perfectly in an 
earlier version of KDE4.  It now does a hard word wrap that is unstable, in 
the sense that if you apply a hard word wrap again, the wrapping of a 
paragraph often changes right back to the beginning, even if you have made no 
further edits at all, or just added something to the end of the paragraph.  It 
often takes 5 or 6 applications of this broken hard word wrap, to achieve a 
stable result.  Now I always use KWrite-Trinity.

I really appreciate the fact that Trinity is stable, reliable, and works.  I 
also really appreciate the fact that I can use the good things from later 
versions of KDE in Trinity, and they work perfectly together.  Since I 
installed Trinity R14.0.4 around March last year, I've been getting the best 
of both worlds.  It's great.

Trinity is doing absolutely great.

I would like to say thank you to Timothy Pearson, and the developers, and 
everyone else who contributes to Trinity, including the other organizations 
that host repositories.

With best regards,
Chris Austin