Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality."
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RE[6]: kwin performance
by lemur2 on Tue 31st May 2011 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: kwin performance"
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The only real similarity is that you can be overly aggressive in tracking new packages if you want to be. If you restrain yourself to updating once a week/fortnight it is fantastic. (Happy Arch user surrounded by an increasingly large pool of happy Arch users)


Arch is amazing. Not long ago on this very thread, I posted a message about how using OpenGL with kwin and the open source drivers was not up to snuff performance-wise, and that it was better to use Xrender with kwin.

Just a minute ago I did an update on Arch, and I noticed that Xorg-server was upgraded to version 1.10.2-2.

http://www.archlinux.org/packages/testing/x86_64/xorg-server/

So on a hunch, I reverted my Desktop Effects settings back to use OpenGL rendering, and I enabled the fps monitor. Yep, kwin is now rendering the desktop fairly solidly at 60 fps (locked to the monitor screen refresh rate), with only an occasional flicker down to 59 fps. I can now watch full-screen 720p videos from YouTube without any hesitation, even when kwin is using OpenGL to render.

I have got the virtual desktop switch spinning cube effect back again, all of a sudden!

Arch is amazing.

Edited 2011-05-31 11:00 UTC

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