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Trinity KDE: KDE 3 Zombified or Resurrected?

Jun 29, 2010, 15:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Several weeks ago, I ended a comparison of the KDE 4 and 3 desktops by saying "Unless a project takes over KDE 3 development, sooner or later it may become unusable with the latest generation of computers."

"What I had missed -- free software being a large place where events move at near-light speeds -- was that a project had already taken over KDE 3 development. It's called Trinity KDE, and is organized by Timothy Pearson, who has been releasing Kubuntu releases that use KDE 3.5 for some time. According to Facebook rumor, he has been planning to revive KDE 3 for some time.

"I had hoped to interview Pearson about his rationale and motives, but an expensive server crash has kept him too busy to talk, although I still hope to talk to him in the next few days.

"Meanwhile, you can easily fill in the blanks about why the project is being enthusiastically received."

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