Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:09 UTC, submitted by irbis
KDE "After three weeks of using KDE 4 on my laptop, I continue to find new features and changes. I am aware of the dictionary of special names that make up the back end of the new KDE - Oxygen, Plasma, Phonon, and the rest - but just as often as the major features, it's the little items that I find welcome as much as the large ones. Increasingly, I'm looking at KDE 4 as a statement about what a desktop should be, and contrasting it with my own ideas on the subject."
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RE: Trunk in 4.1
by _txf_ on Tue 15th Apr 2008 00:46 UTC in reply to "Trunk in 4.1"
_txf_
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2008-03-17

The switchover to Qt 4.4RC has also improved painting performance immensely, so it's worth it just for that.


I agree, but scrolling in the terminal is still hideously lumpy for me and selecting items in dolphin is slower under trunk than it is under 4.0.x (I'm guessing its those gradient shaded highlights...maybe I should file it as a bug).

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RE[2]: Trunk in 4.1
by leos on Tue 15th Apr 2008 02:29 in reply to "RE: Trunk in 4.1"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I agree, but scrolling in the terminal is still hideously lumpy for me and selecting items in dolphin is slower under trunk than it is under 4.0.x (I'm guessing its those gradient shaded highlights...maybe I should file it as a bug).


Really? What card/driver do you have? I have a truly terrible Ati Xpress 200m in my laptop, an EeePC with an intel 810, and a NVidia at work, and I've never had any issues with scrolling in Konsole or selecting in Dolphin. KDE 4.0.x was really sluggish scrolling in dolphin, but trunk fixed that for the most part.

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RE[3]: Trunk in 4.1
by _txf_ on Tue 15th Apr 2008 02:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Trunk in 4.1"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I'm using a nvidia 8600m gt (8/9 series have had several complaints of problematic behaviour, in gtk as well as qt). I wonder how much an effect the debug symbols have on performance. Qt takes forever to compile and I can't be bothered atm.

I guess I'll give it another go once plasma is in a more fixed state as it's fairly borked atm.

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RE[2]: Trunk in 4.1
by ppenz on Tue 15th Apr 2008 08:14 in reply to "RE: Trunk in 4.1"
ppenz Member since:
2007-02-20

and selecting items in dolphin is slower under trunk than it is under 4.0.x (I'm guessing its those gradient shaded highlights...maybe I should file it as a bug).


This is because of Nepomuk, we'll improve this until KDE 4.1 is released.

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