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Re: [trinity-devel] Fwd: Re: [opensuse-factory] The release notes/product highlights for 12.1

From: Julius Schwartzenberg <julius.schwartzenberg@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:19:50 +0100

Ilya Chernykh wrote:
> Hi! 
> This is an extensive objection by a KDE4 developer against marketing and promoting KDE3 and/or Trinity.
> I would like to see what can you say in response as it seems he expresses quite common sentiments of distributions developers towards
> KDE3.
> He also links an extensive article in German in a respectable Linux journal named "Trinity - desktop with no future ".
> The machine translation is here:

It seems in the other thread there were some miscommunications and
opinions which are not really relevant for the original question.

Ilya's question about a response to the above article is a valid one and
this is also exactly what we have already been discussing on both IRC
and Etherpad. Although some of the issues may only apply to Trinity and
not KDE3 in OpenSUSE, I think it would be good to share what we have
been writing so far.

There are two main points of criticism in the article:
- lack of developers
- binary incompatibility

While writing about the second, it turned out this was closely linked to
the first. Here is the page on which we've been discussing these issues:

Most of the technical things are written by Timothy, I'm not very
knowledgeable in this area.
Ilya, if you would be able to read this page an give your technical
feedback on the text, this would be really appreciated.

This does not address all the issues from Will Stephenson's mail yet,
but it should address the main points from the above article.