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Month: November 2011

Re: Fedora experience

From: Peter Lemken <trinity@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:21:52 +0000 (UTC)
Francois Andriot <francois.andriot@...> writes:


> As a personal choice, I have hardcoded "~/.trinity" as settings 
> directory for TDE. It is set in /opt/trinity/bin/startkde .
> So if you have directories ~/.kde and ~/.kde3, they will stay in place 
> without being modified.

Very good. This leaves me the option of fiddling around with various
distributions, although I must say that F16 seems to be a very good distro for
my aged T60p.
> > * I can't get compiz to work at all, no matter what window decorator I use,
> > neither gtk nor KDE4 works. I wish you would add the older compiz 8.6 to
> > trinity, together with kde3-window-decorator.
> Some times ago I looked into using Compiz with TDE, but recent Compiz 
> packages are missing the "kde3" window decorator, which is obsolete.
> I managed to recompile it, but it did not work at all.
> I gave up since it was not my priority. (I do not use compiz)

This s actually kind of a showstopper for me. I will try to work around it by
compiling the older version by myself. As I understand 0.9* is a cpomplete
rewrite of the code, so we will probably not have a modern compiz working with
older KDE. I really want to use compiz as my window manager; Zoom is a
requirement for a high resolution (1600x1200) display, so I am keen to learn
whether and how someone has been able to use compiz with the latest trinity 

I shall report.

> Nice catch. I will have a look but I'm not a developer and I have no 
> idea why it needs to use a Debian command.

I suspect this is due to Trinity's history as an Ubuntu add-on. Now that we have
packages for other distributions, this really should be sorted pout. Let me know
how I can help in this regard.


> I believe this (having a network manager applet for TDE) was discussed 
> before on the mailing list, but I do not remember the conclusion.
> You can parse the archives to get some answers.

Will do.
I need to add the following bug:

echo $PATH

The path for trinity is /opt/trinity and I needed to set symbolic links to make
it work as expected.