[Arm-netbook] Fwd: [trinity-devel] TDE Fundraiser

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Jun 6 22:50:20 BST 2017

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:42 PM, Bill Kontos <vkontogpls at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 12:22 AM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net
>> wrote:
>> please do distribute to interested parties / lists, TDE (aka KDE 3.5)
>> is strategically quite important as it's one of the remaining
>> comprehensive desktop environments that is also light-weight and
>> relevant.
>> l.
> I don't understand the point of this DE at all. DEs like Mate and Cinnamon
> have the exact same goal of offering a traditional and familiar desktop but
> with newer backends. Is there any specific reasons as to why this is better
> ?

 they're not based on gnome (which in turn is based on GTK).  that
alone is good enough reason.  the TDE maintainers have become the
de-facto maintainers of qt3.  qt3 is the only version of qt which is
not bloated beyond sanity.  if it wasn't for TDE, qt3 would have long
ago become abandonware.

 there are many other reasons but these are the ones that i can
immediately think of.


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