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Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson

Jul 27, 2010, 15:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years ago by the KDE 4 series. Yet, many continue to lament the loss of KDE 3, and greeted enthusiastically the news earlier this year that a project called Trinity KDE had started in order "to keep the KDE 3.5 computing style alive, as well as polish off any rough edges that were present as of KDE 3.5.10."

"Recently, I talked via email with Timothy Pearson about the project, its motivations, purposes, and plans.

"A long time developer with Kubuntu, Ubuntu's KDE variant, Pearson describes himself as "an electrical engineer specializing in embedded systems and RF [Radio Frequency] by day, and an open source programmer by night."

"Pearson first discovered free and open source software in 2001 as an alternative to Windows, but at first used it only for servers, judging the desktop as not ready for general use. Later, though, he discovered Kubuntu and KDE 3.5, "and was blown away by the powerful but user friendly interface, as well as the fast Debian packaging system. Shortly thereafter I replaced all my Red hat and Windows XP installations with Kubuntu, never looking back.""

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