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Month: February 2012

Re: Re: [trinity-devel] KControl and the confusing mess it has become.

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 16:17:31 -0600
>> Sounds like a good project.  This is another area that we should be able
>> to do better than KDE4 in theory; Windows$ has always (in versions up to
>> XP) outdone Linux in this area as well.
> *sigh* You don't have to "do better than KDE4". If you do better, please
> upstream your changes. Please realize that you are not in competition with
> KDE.
> Kind Regards
> Martin Gräßlin
> Upstream developer

This Email was not supposed to go to the public list; I misclicked and off
it went.  Please realise that no disrespect was intended; as I have stated
before KDE4 is good for a certain group of users, as are Gnome, TDE, XFCE,
and all the other desktop environments.

In context between the TDE devs, what the previous comment means is that
we do need to make TDE better than those other desktop options ***for our
specific userbase***.  In that sense we ***are*** in competition with all
other desktop environments (including non-Linux systems like Windows) for
the userbase desiring the feature set that TDE (partially) provides.

Even compared to KDE4.8, Windows would still be a more attractive option
for me if TDE did not exist.  Others feel the same way as noted in our
last meeting.  There is a small Linux userbase out there that does not buy
into the latest desktop "fashions", and unless a stable and full=featured
desktop is provided for them we will lose them permanently to Windows.

I hope this clarifies some things.

Timothy Pearson
Trinity Desktop Project