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[3]: Trunk in 4.1
by _txf_ on Tue 15th Apr 2008 02:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trunk in 4.1"
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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[4]: Trunk in 4.1
by leos on Tue 15th Apr 2008 04:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Trunk in 4.1"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

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.


Oh yeah, those cards have no end of driver issues. Just saw the post on the planet about it. Although I heard that the next driver release (17x) should fix that.
In my experience the debug symbols make much of a difference. Your painting performance is gonna overwhelm any small difference they make.

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RE[4]: Trunk in 4.1
by gilboa on Fri 18th Apr 2008 18:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Trunk in 4.1"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


Driver issue.
nVidia 16x.x has a nasty 2D bug/slowdown that mostly affects 8 and 9 series cards.
Even the mach64 chipset on my 12 y/o laptop (PII366, CentOS5, custom DRI) has a faster 2D...

- Gilboa

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