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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] trinity version

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:31:01 -0600
> hello all,
> I just want to add some thoughts on the version discussion that just
> happened
> on IRC.
> (I admit I'm just too slow in thinking an writing simultaneously in a
> foreign
> language, so I could not express much in there :)
> so here goes:
> the outcome of the discussion, naming the next version R14 or R14.0, seems
> not
> very attractive nor logic to me, it makes people IMHO think there have
> been
> 14 _major_ releases before.
> looks like the same versionitis that firefox, chrome or others use
> nowadays,
> in short: pretending huge changes happening every 6 months or so.
> not good.
> of course, there was also agreement that nothing with 4.x should be used,
> for
> obvious reasons ;-)
> same goes for 5.x, though.
> date based release numbers resemble too much to *buntu, not a good idea,
> too,
> agreed.
> so why not start over with 3.6 ?
> this would IMO be a clear sign for all users who still like kde 3.5.x,
> that
> this project stands in a direct relationship to kde 3.5, but at the same
> time, is _not_ just an incremental continuation like 3.5.13, but  rather a
> new start, well based on 3.5, but bringing new technology and features as
> well,
> basically different from the kde4 approach, however.
> just my 0.02 €
> werner

Hi Werner,

The biggest problems with that approach are:
1.) KDE4.x / 5.x will always seem "newer" than TDE, and therefore
overshadown it
2.) Closely related with 1.), TDE will always exist in KDE's shadow and
never stand on its own merits.