Re: Lost behavior between KDE 126.96.36.199 and 5.5.5
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:11:32 -0500
- From: J Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Lost behavior between KDE 188.8.131.52 and 5.5.5
On 2018-06-18 07:37:08 Draciron Smith wrote:
> I don't upgrade till a version is out of support since upgrades never work
> and I have to do a wipe and load and that's an insane amount of work for
> me. I've been using Kbuntu LTS 14.04 and loving it with KDE 184.108.40.206 for
> years now. I am in the process of taking several older computers that were
> given to me and putting Linux on them as well as installing Linux for a
> couple relatives and friends. I grabbed Kbuntu LTS 16.04 and slapped it on
> the first machine. Ugg what a mess.
This suggestion might sound extreme, but you should take a look at the
*Trinity Desktop* <https://www.trinitydesktop.org/>, a fork of KDE3 (or check
to see if your distro still provides KDE3 itself, as OpenSuSE does*).
I gave up on KDE4 right away, because I need to be productive, and the "new,
improved" KDE4 and Plasma desktop developers seem to have lost sight of that
concept in favour of eye-candy and other gee-whiz features.
The Trinity desktop is in active development, and like KDE3, it doesn't have
any of those wonderfully useless features like akonadi. If you remember,
KDE3 has a straightforward and easy to configure interface that doesn't
require its user to be a software developer to use; and as such, it is
appropriate for the Linux newcomer.
*If your distro does have it, it might be hidden (from the wrath of the New
KDE folks?); on OpenSuSE it's available as a "community repository," not
built in. :-)