Hey, pst! Yes, you! I know you've been crying yourself to sleep at night ever since those mean, mean people developing the K Desktop Environment decided to radically change the way your favorite DE worked and release the dreaded "4" version. Good news! There's no more need to get over it and move on with your life, as, apparently, the God of open source decided to bring you a fork of KDE 3. Ok, maybe not God, but a company/team that goes under the name of Pearson Computing.
The project is called Trinity and is suffixed by the version number 3.5.11. A small introduction and a taste of Trinity's future, straight from the official website:
This project aims to keep the KDE3.5 computing style alive, as well as polish off any rough edges that were present as of KDE 3.5.10. Along the way, new useful features will be added to keep the environment up-to-date.Towards that end, significant new enhancements have already been made in areas such as display control, network connectivity, authentication, and much more!
There are instructions on how to install KDE on an existing Ubuntu system or you can simply download a Live image containing the latest version of Ubuntu (10.04) running Trinity 3.5.11. Which is what I did. First impressions? It's super fast, just as I remember KDE 3.x best for. It really didn't feel like I was running the system from the CD. As for the rest, indulge yourselves into these screenshots I made.
Well, that is it, folks! Just letting you know about this great new project. Have an awesome day!