Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by sjvn
SuSE, openSUSE Attachmate now owns Novell and therefore, by extension, also owns SUSE and openSUSE. With Oracle currently doing everything in its power to thoroughly destroy what's left of Sun's open source commitments, scepticism abound about the future of SUSE, and more specifically of openSUSE. Attachmate's CEO has answered some questions about the future of SUSE and openSUSE, and as far as words go, it's looking good.
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RE: Using openSUSE - Dolphin and Nepomuk
by jabbotts on Sun 1st May 2011 16:08 UTC in reply to "Using openSUSE"
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I'd say the most frequent crashout on my system is Dolphin. It's a very nice file manager but it frequently bombs out when I've lots of directories open. The novelty of opening a second directory and selecting some files only to see all my Dolphin instances disappear has long since worn off. If it's a flaky plugin taking the whole thing down then fair enough; fix the plugin and fix Dolphin so a crashing plugin doesn't kill the entire thing.

Nepomuk. this is becoming detestable. When ram maxes out, swap use grows and my machine crawls too a halt, there is one consistency. Not the vm'd server with similar uptime to the host (groupware and various monitoring apps; it's not sitting still). Not the pentarget VMs or related heavy load tasks on the host os. The 72 hours of Ophcrack or John burning away on multiple cores.. anything productive I'm doing?.. nah.. it's Nepomukservices. Even Firefox on Windows causes less grief leaking memory everywhere and crashing out.

This is Debian 6; stability and security are core project goals. But, I can accept that other distributions may be shipping a more stable Dolphin build. Dolpin may be falling below Nepomuk seems to be a steaming pile everywhere it lands out of the cow though. I'd be happy to see both significantly improved or at least enough so that I'm not shipping crash reports so regularly.

(and with that, I'm off to disable Nepomuk. Even if other apps are using it's index library.. I'll take the performance drop over the Nepomuk crap happily. It's had it's chance until I see an updated package.)

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