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Month: March 2011

Some Encouraging Words

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:47:46 -0800 (PST)
I realize everybody involved here is busy in one way or another. I appreciate all efforts.

Despite my recent impatience, Trinity is my hope for a usable desktop environment in free/libre software.

For the past several days I have been exploring Xfce and KDE4 as desktop alternatives. (I never have been a Gnome person.) Just exploring the option because I never used either in any meaningful fashion.

I find myself repeatedly agitated and frustrated by both desktops. A desktop should never get in the user's way. Ever.

Xfce is impotent. Simple configuration options such as setting the menu to include descriptions or disabling tool tip popups are either impossible or must be performed with a text editor.

KDE4 is a nightmare of complexity that a significant number of everyday users never will need or even fathom.

Trinity has an opportunity to be a splendid desktop for the masses.

I realize much work remains to port the Trinity build process to cmake. There also is a large list of bugs that need quashing.

I will do what I can to build and test packages.

I will continue waddling along the next few months until the cmake transition is complete and a major bug quashing effort occurs. Yet I hope in a few month's time I find myself tickled pink from using Trinity 3.5.13. With the major effort in cmake, Trinity should remain usable and buildable for a long time.

I hope Trinity becomes successful.

To those of you involved in this process, please keep up the good work! :)

And thank you!