Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2014 13:44 UTC

This article explores where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going. Frameworks, Plasma, KDE e.V., Qt5, KDE Free Qt Foundation, QtAddons - you heard some of these terms and want to know what all the fuss is about? A set of articles on the Dot aims to bring some clarity in the changes and constants of the KDE community in 2014 and further. This is the first article, diving into the technical side of things: Plasma, applications and libraries.

An update on where KDE stands today.

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RE: I still user KDE3
by TemporalBeing on Mon 30th Jun 2014 19:08 UTC in reply to "I still user KDE3"
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Because of things I didn't find usefull in KDE4 after many attempts to switch to it.
Beagle, killed my cpu with 100%

???? Beagle isn't part of KDE4. That's GNOME functionality.

Same overusage of of cpu with file indexer (on multiple machines)

There was an issue early on, but I believe that the issues with Strigi and Neopmuk have since been resolved. I honestly haven't noticed either of them on any of my machines - including my Pentium M 1.4GHz laptop.

Over emphasis on "nice" and "cool" transitions, compositions and effects. These only slow the user, too much of a eye candy is waste of electricity.

Which can all be disabled, and which are all OpenGL implemented, so energy efficient.

Message POPUP'S (one reason I dislike windows)

Pretty much all are done through the notification widget which you can easily ignore. I think I get may be one window pop up elsewhere, but even it's from the notification widget. And you can remove the notification widget from the tray if you like.

Plasma for what? Super Karamba was on its way allready by the time plasma appeared.


Seriously, Plasma runs on top of numerous platforms, not simply X11, but can replace the Windows Explorer Shell (, and more.

And it's pretty much all built on top of Qt's QML instead of having to reimplement everything inside KDE.

Drop of features developers seemed redeem useless like horizontal split of konqueror window (or was it vertical) no matter KDE3 did have both. It was developed by a reason why drop it half of it?

You'd have to ask the Konqueror folks about that.

I could go on and on with my rant about the KDE4 so I just end it saying it's not my piece of cake.

Seems your information is a little dated (at best) and wrong (at worse), but yes it's not for everyone. Use what you like and best fits your needs.

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