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Month: February 2012

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

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 17:45:10 -0600
> On Sun, 5 Feb 2012 16:17:31 -0600
> "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>> 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 use KDE 4.8 on one of my laptops and use it nearly the same way as I
> use Trinity.
> Could you just name such a "latest desktop fashion" which is:
> -newer than KDE 3.5
> -visible from the user (e.g. not the fact that KMail2 uses Akonadi), and
> -which use is *required* in the KDE4 desktop interface

It isn't so much what you are forced to use.  I don't have time or the
desire to pick through KDE4 at the moment but KDE4 is still less efficient
for my workflows then TDE, period.  It takes more space on the screen to
display less information in a harder-to-digest format for starters.  Then
there is the whole assumption that people have low-resolution or small
screens and one-button mice (in TDE all three mouse buttons can be used to
interact with on screen elements--much of that power is just gone in

As I said I don't have time to play with KDE4, and all of my prior
attempts to use KDE4 as anything other than a shiny toy failed miserably. 
Please remember that there is a bit of a frog-in-the-pot syndrome when
users are forced to use an inefficient interface for long periods of time;
the best way to break this is to go back and use Windows XP or KDE 3.5 for
a day or two, then go back to KDE4.  If KDE4 is truly better then that
will be obvious; if it is not then this fact will also be obvious.  (I
have done this and KDE4 still looks like a shiny toy).

I don't want to start a war so I won't say anything else. :-)  These are
just my opinions, and may not be the TDE project's opinions.