Lost behavior between KDE and 5.5.5

J Leslie Turriff jlturriff at mail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:11:32 BST 2018

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 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.

	Oh, yeah.
	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. :-)

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