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"To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years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