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Re: [trinity-devel] Re: Resolving the TWin/KWin Fork Issue

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:13:30 -0400
On 04/27/2012 06:30 AM, Andy wrote:
> Martin Gräßlin wrote:
>> On Saturday 21 April 2012 09:57:36 François ANDRIOT wrote:
>>> All distro do not have the bleeding edge QT4 or KDE4 version. For
>>> example, RHEL use QT 4.6 and KDE 4.3 .
>>> In that case, is TDE supposed to provide QT 4.7 (or newer) and the
>>> latest kdelibs just to provide the latest kwin ? I don't think so.
>>
>> I highly recommend to not use KWin 4.3 anymore. And RHEL or SLES are very bad
>> examples. Users of those want the old versions and do neither want to install
>> a recent version of KDE software nor of TDE software. They use the old system
>> because of the provided security by RedHat or SUSE. Installing anything third
>> party invalidates the reason to use RHEL/SLES in the first place.
>
> Martin, this is wrong and IMHO very arrongant from you (and from what I have
> seen it's typical of the attitude of some KDE4 devs).

Let's not start blasting our lasers. Every time we generalize and say 
"KDE4" devs it is not ok. That kind of blanket statement generates a lot 
of animosity. It would be like me saying 'all BLACK people' or some 
other stereotype. I think we need to avoid this.

> There are many people
> (including myself) using RHEL6 (or rather one of it's clones Centos6 and SL6)
> on the desktop because it provides a>>STABLE BASE SYSTEM<<.
>
> Most desktop users of EL6 clones will then make use of third party repos (as
> you might know there are several very large ones) in order to add desktop
> applications (not old versions!) and other enhachements including alternative DEs.
>
> RHEL6/clones are actually a perfect match for TDE users as both the base
> system and the desktop can be considered conservative (not in the political
> sense) and stable.

Trinity is definitely a good target for Enterprise and Enterprise Clone 
Linux systems.

> If a switch to KWin4 would mean that new releases of TDE no longer work on
> RHEL6 and clones then I think this is a very bad move.

Ok, so now we are getting to the actual point :-). I agree with you. 
Many current systems still do not even support the latest KWin4. this 
could be supplemented however if a Trinity branch/package of KWin was 
provided by TDE with minimal dependencies. Anyhow I see it unlikely that 
TWin would ever be abandoned totally, even if steps towards KWin were 
made. Tim has stated in the past he is not in favor of using KWin as 
default, and there is a similar sentiment among the list.


> Also I fear that if TDE adopts KWin4 it will not have any influence on the
> direction of KWin4, basically it will be a 'take it or leave it' adoption.
> The IMHO quite condescending attitude that Martin has displayed in this thread
> makes that very likely.

I mean if we started using kwin, we would definitely have influence upon 
it because we would be the users. Reporting bugs requesting features. I 
am not sure what else you mean by "influence". KWin4 does everything 
TWin does.

Let's keep it friendly and to the point.
Calvin