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Month: July 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] A users perspective on Trinity

From: Ilya Chernykh <anixxsus@...>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:27:50 +0400
On Tuesday 05 July 2011 11:58:01 Timothy Pearson wrote:

> I received this Email recently from a Trinity user, and am reposting it
> here so that we all can get a better bead on what our users are wanting to
> see.
> Tim

>  Needs serous rebranding, since packets are still marked as kde3,
> until rebranding is done trinity will be considered a KDE3.5 keep alive
> and not a separate desktop environment. This will prevent it from
> gaining popularity for example as lightweight alternative to kde4, gnome
> or other interfaces.

Untrue. KDE is a more recognizable brand. If "Trinity" was invented as a separate DE without any 
connection to KDE3, it would  still be unknown.

>  It's unnecessary to keep KOffice alive. KOffice is outdated and
> anyway incompatible with file-types most people use (those of MS Office
> or

Untrue. It has a basic support for ODF/ODT, and better support can be ported from KDE4.

> We have and it's derivate. At most, taking and
> making a fork in qt4 would be reasonable

Untrue. OpenOffice is not Qt4-based. Porting it to Qt is an enormous work
 (already attempted by a team, unsuccessfully, now abandoned).

> For maintenance reasons, and to simplify work on upgrading trinity
> some of the original kde3.5 apps should be abandoned.

DE without apps does not make sense.

> next would be digikam
> which has newer versions for kde4.

Dikikam's KDE4 version is closely integrated with KDE4. It is impossible to use it without
installing KDE4. The same is with all other KDE4 applications.

> The main problem behind maintaining and creating trinity versions of
> some apps from kde3.5 which now have versions for kde4 is that if they
> are kept the two projects will end having apps which are or totally
> different (and maintained by different teams) and have same names

This is already the case, blame the KDE4 team. You cannot reconcile the two: 
KDE4 apps use KDE4 libraries and cannot be separated from KDE4.