Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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RE[3]: Great!
by siride on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great!"
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That does explain slow redraws during exposures and other similar behavior. And I'm sorry, I don't buy the window resizing excuse. I can smoothly and quickly resize KDE 3.5 app windows. There are no missing frames. The entire window is clearly updated for a number of steps and very quickly. Relayout is instantaneous. Not so with Qt 4, which seems to take forever to do relayout. And even if X does send too many resize messages because there is no throttling, that's no excuse. I have a fast computer. There's no reason why relayout and redraw should take so very long. Every other OS can handle resizing just fine...it's smooth and relayout is instantaneous (with the exception of a few poorly written apps).

I'm tired of the excuses. Qt4 and GTK+ are just plain slow and there's no getting around that. And to top it off, while KDE 3.5 and to some extent GTK+ apps have been getting faster on my machine as my X drivers and server improve, Qt 4 has gone considerably slower. That just doesn't make sense. Somebody is screwing up.

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