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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RE[4]: Strange
by lemur2 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Strange"
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Have you ever though of running another window manager within kde? Compiz runes perfectly for example. I love KDE but I must agree that kwin has TERRIBLE performance. I hope to see great improvements in 4.8 ;)

kwin (in and of itself) has fine performance. Not yet perfect, not absolutely optimal, but perfectly adequate. However, as far as I know, unlike compiz, kwin doesn't have any work-arounds for problems in the underlying graphics stack. If the graphics stack reports that it has support for a particular OpenGL feature, then kwin believes it and kwin will use the feature. If that feature does in fact work, as advertised, kwin runs fine. If the feature is broken or poorly performed in the underlying graphics stack, then kwin will uncover this underlying bug, and perform poorly itself as a result.

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