Dale posted on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:28:39 -0600 as excerpted:
> One would think people would learn from KDE that stopping support for
> one to favor the new one makes people . . . upset. I guess some people
> never learn tho.
Well, the grub thing has been going on for years, from well before kde4.
It was just hidden better, because as I said, it's a small enough program
that the distributions could reasonably take up the slack.
It seems trinity is doing the same with kde3, but it took long enough to
pick it up that the gap was very visible to users, and it remains to be
seen how well they'll do. But I do wish them well, it's actually possible
to do with FLOSS, and if things go well, here in a few years we'll have a
qt (by then qt4) based "lite" desktop, with trinity or whatever they've
decided to call it by then, parallel on the qt side, to the gtk-based xfce
on the gtk side. Perhaps that's the best of both worlds, but it would
have been nice had that support gap never had to happen. <shrug>
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