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