Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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by Hiev on Tue 1st Nov 2011 23:36 UTC
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I recently tried KDE 4.7 and I must say that it doesn't crash anymore on me this is a great advance, there are still some problems, mainly KWin.

KWin is fat and slow, it needs to be optimized a lot, the defaults are bad, I had to turn the blur and other stuff to make it more usable and still it wasn't all that great.

KDE 4.7 usability also has problems, some widgets doesn't have hints, the notification system is annoying and gets in your way, there are some geometry bugs in panels and other little annoyances, KWin doesn't remember the position of a closed windows by default when you reopen it, every window get's a 0,0 location always unless you change an obscure configuration in KWin, is nice that is configurable, just give better defaults.

Oh, and they are obsessed with rounded corners, honestly, the checkbox is huge just because it has to have pronounced rounded corners, every border in Oxygen is rounded, and I'm not talking about smooth and subtle rounded corners, I'm talking about pronounced rounded corners.

The good thing is that it is really configurable, it can be configured for almost every taste but I think they have put more configurations they can test and some combinations lead to some awkward results.

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