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KDE 3.5 Fork Trinity Releases First Major Update 161

First time accepted submitter Z_God writes "Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Tuesday the first major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment was released providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users that do not feel comfortable with KDE 4. The Trinity Desktop Environment should provide a fast and familiar experience for all users expecting a traditional desktop environment. Packages are available for Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora from the Trinity project site."
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KDE 3.5 Fork Trinity Releases First Major Update

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  • Re:Trinity 3.5 (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Desler ( 1608317 ) on Wednesday November 02, 2011 @03:34PM (#37924452)

    Why do we have to fight change every step of the way?

    Because not all change is good?

  • by Tarlus ( 1000874 ) on Wednesday November 02, 2011 @04:24PM (#37925048)

    This story is extremely relevant to the Slashdot community. No doubt that KDE 4.7 is well-refined. However, KDE 4 and KDE 3 differ significantly in both how they are developed and how they are used. To have the KDE 3.5 forked into an actively-developed fork will not downplay KDE 4's significance nor its own active development. This just gives us users a choice between two considerably different desktop environments. People who like KDE 4 will stay with it, and people who don't like KDE 4 abandoned it a long time ago, so there's no harm done by keeping its predecessor alive under a different name.

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