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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Adding more packages

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:05:10 -0500
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Timothy Pearson
<kb9vqf@...> wrote:
> <snip>
>>> KDE3 has been replaced by more modern software.
> </snip>
> No it hasn't.  A true replacement, which is what I was implying when I
> wrote my earlier message, would have all of the same functionality in an
> interface that is just as easy to use and powerful as the original was.
> KDE4 is not a replacement of KDE3, it is a re-imagining/reboot of KDE with
> completely different goals than KDE3.

Putting it that way, you would be absolutely correct, but there are
quite a few people who would say that the Trinity project is taking a
step into the past rather than moving toward the future, and that this
is conter-intuitive, therefor KDE4 should, indeed, replace KDE3. One
can also argue the small size of the Trinity community.

Personally, until the KDE4 devs get their acts together, I refuse to
agree with these people. KDE4 is counter-intuitive, and i frequently
point people to their bugtracker to see all that stuff from the early
days of KDE4 that still needs done. Continuing KDE3 is the way to go,
which is why I'm here. My point here was that saying that we want
something that is replaced by more modern software looks to mean to
get rid of that which we want to continue, or to update it to be more

>> Um, Piki, you seem to be on a different page? I think?
>> We have tQT for Qt4 in progress right now.
>> Qt3 is at version 3.3.8c (use the patch on the trinity Wiki)
>> We're not rewriting KDE3 to use Qt4 - we're just going to use tQT to
>> have the missing Qt3 functions work in Qt4.
>> So, like a Qt3 compataility layer on top of qt4
> This is correct.

I was under the impression that tqt was to make Qt4 apps work with Qt3
apps and that therefor we would need tohave Qt4 libs installed on a
Qt3 based system, and not the other way around? I am not on a
different page but going based on what I have read.

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