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For at least a few weeks, I haven't been able to access the KDE Trinity repositories with apt. I hadn't been paying attention, because I didn't need them; now I do. My sources.list entries for Trinity were apparently obsolete--
Personally, I am willing to overlook those issues, because I like KDE 3.5 but hate KDE 4 (mainly because of its "Plasma Desktop"). I not only refuse to use KDE 4, but will not allow KDE 4 to exist on my computer unless it's there temporarily while I switch to another desktop manager. If you want to keep KDE 3.5 but stay current, it's Trinity or nothing.
Other than what you just showed us, I haven't heard of any distros that include Trinity. As far as I know, if you want a distro that uses Trinity, you have to make it, as I've been doing. It's easy, as long as you don't have this problem of being unable to find the repositories.
I've just assumed the Ubuntu Trinity repositories contain a version of Trinity that is somehow optimized for Ubuntu and wouldn't work identically even on a similar distro. (Otherwise, why would Pearson bother with separate repositories for Ubuntu?) Perhaps I should see if I was right by trying them in my MEPIS installation.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 12-29-2011 at 11:51 AM.
Bayanihan Linux (debian based) also has kde-3.5 desktop.
I haven't heard of it...
With the Trinity repos, the problem here is that the repository addresses given at trinitydesktop.org lead to nonexistemt package files. I pasted them into Firefox and went there to see what would happen; the screen at that address says the file doesn't exist. If I enter the first repository address ( http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi.../ squeeze main ) into Firefox and go there, it actually redirects to this Trinity mirror site: http://mirror.ets.kth.se/trinity/tri.../+squeeze+main. Observe: I was taken to Trinity's Ubuntu repository when I asked for Trinity's Debian repository, so this mirror site would seem to be the problem.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 12-31-2011 at 10:53 PM.
You may have problems if you need to install it on a lower specs computer. Also, apart from visual effects etc, is there any functional advantage of using kde4 over earlier versions of kde? I want to change to kde4 but since I heard there is no functional advantage, I am avoiding it. The OS should be such that it should work reasonably fast on all average computers. That may have been the reason for success of win-xp for such a long time.