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[5]: Great!
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 09:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great!"
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Over engineered - well, yes, that's one way of looking at it. You could also say they developed a rendering engine capable of using the latest hardware acceleration features available. Those features (still) don't work properly on linux (no problem on win and mac, btw) so now it's up to the X.org devs and driver developers to fix their software.

KDE isn't an operating system, you know. We build upon what is provided by the platform - and if the platform provides a sucky infrastructure, our performance suffers. And in the interest of moving forward, we refuse to work around bugs in the lower stack - we'd rather see them fixed. Sorry for that but we believe progress needs a strong platform. And those features we're gonna need in the future won't be done properly i we don't put some pressure on those working on it.

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