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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] kbugbuster

From: Philip Webb <purslow@...>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:43:04 -0400
120824 Slávek Banko wrote:
> Dne pá 24. srpna 2012 Martin Gräßlin napsal(a):
>> I really think and hope that KDE and Trinity could collaborate. To make
>> it quite clear only Trinity would benefit from a closer collaboration.
>> From a KDE standpoint I could as well relax and wait till the annoyance
>> of the fork has died away.  But to get to a closer collaboration
>> Trinity developers have to start to improve their relationship with KDE.
> Yes, sure, it might be useful to cooperate more. But your first request is 
> always: "Drop the Trinity." Sorry, but this can not be called invitation 
> to cooperation. Until you not change your attitude, so here you only 
> wasted waving with their arguments.

He sounds like one of those 3rd-World dictators, doesn't he ?
-- "First, drop your silly destabilising rebellion;
second, accept the divine leadership of Our Great Hero;
then maybe we can talk about a few small changes in the economy".

My advice to Trinity devs is to ignore anyone from KDE who talks like that.
You have not a little support from users who don't like aspects of KDE 4
& hope you can continue to enable them to go on using parts of KDE 3.
They are very grateful for your volunteer efforts.

The parallel is Open Office vs Libre Office or Mandriva vs Mageia,
ie a corporate-supported monolith vs a user-oriented free community.
In this case, it's KDE which needs to ask itself
why many of its previous users continue to reject much of KDE 4 .

I'm a long-standing user of Gentoo, where the emphasis is on user choice,
who used to use KDE 3 , then adopted Fluxbox after the Great Leap Forward.
I have no interest in the New Model Desktop,
tho' I do use some KDE 4 apps (eg Okular, Gwenview),
but want to go on using a couple of KDE 3 apps (Kmahjongg, Kworldview);
Trinity offers a possibility of continuing to do that.

I did submit KDE bugs re the new version of Kmahjongg
& absence of anything to replace Kworldview,
but they have never been taken seriously by the KDE 4 establishment.

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