Linked by vivainio on Thu 14th Oct 2010 11:31 UTC
KDE In his lengthy and interesting blog post covering the future of Plasma, KDE's Aaron Seigo proposes Qt Quick and QML (a declarative language that embeds JavaScript) as replacement of the Graphics View architecture currently used by Plasma. This holds a promise of massive speedups and cheap effects as all paint operations become candidates for OpenGL acceleration, contrary to the aging Graphics View architecture that is still stuck with various inefficiencies caused by the underlying QPainter approach. Expressiveness and easy programmability of QML is a nice bonus, of course.
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RE[5]: Just admit it...
by lemur2 on Fri 15th Oct 2010 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Just admit it..."
lemur2
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2007-02-17

"KDE is criticised only because commercial software interests need it to be criticised. Even F/OSS proponents who criticise KDE4 do it because commercial software wants them to do it? Lolwut?
There are a lot of people who do not have much more to say other than "me too". These people are not the ones who set the direction of what is discussed, and what is not. There are too a number of people who pretend to be F/OSS proponents but who really are not.

All that you need to look at is what KDE is criticised for, and what about KDE is ignored.
"

I'll try to give you an example:
http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/10/13/kubuntu-10-10/

This article purports to be a "review" of Kubuntu 10.10 but in effect all it says is that Kubuntu 10.10 is OK I suppose but "I found these six things which I didn't like". None of the criticism is actually correct. There is much uninformed discussion that ensues about the six things. There is an almost complete oversight of the actual quite decent KDE desktop in Kubuntu 10.10.

Sigh.

The very last user comment I feel sums it up nicely even if it is worded a little clumsily:
I get only impression from this article that the person is a gnome user and a nitpicker on person preference. Just try Kubuntu. I spent years bashing this distro to come back and see the flawless work and effort put into it. In my Opinion of just not using it for little and/or being a Gnome only.I for one use equally Gnome and KDE. I found it is Ubuntu that will need to catch up to Kubuntu. Even on distrowatch kubuntu with all the negative reviews of the past has hit 1k+ 7th place mark(that with there backpast history is a milestone. All I can say is Load it. Try it. The distro Speaks for itself.

Kubuntu FTW hands down.

I am using KDE 10.10 using Firefox, Running dual moniters, EVEonline, Wow, printing service with HP since beta without a single flaw and low system resources used. Little more the Gnome, But to sweet to pass up


Edited 2010-10-15 01:30 UTC

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