Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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RE[2]: Atleast
by tupp on Thu 11th Sep 2008 07:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Atleast"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

You conspicuously fail to compare which Nvidia driver within KDE 4.1 and I'm sure that's for a reason seeing as the latest Beta addresses KDE's requests.

Not sure what is the point of this sentence.

However, it seems clear that SlackerJack is running the 2D nv driver within KDE 4.1, and that Slackerjack found that the new beta Nvidia driver exhibits some "laggyness" under KDE 4.1, while the nv driver does not.

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RE[3]: Atleast
by tyrione on Thu 11th Sep 2008 22:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Atleast"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

The only area I experience sluggishness is with Plasma.

Yet on my 8600GTS this helps out:

Option "BackingStore" "true"

KMail itself has bugs unrelated to X that make it still not ready for prime-time.

I'll take Thunderbird of that until perhaps Mailody shows me something worth using over it.

Konqueror scrolling rates are not a problem. Page rendering is dog ass slow.

4GB Ram on a Pentium 940 has OSNews painfully slow to render, yet on Opera 9.5.2 it works smooth [I'm betting this Qt3 vs. Qt4 within KDE4.1.1 has a lot to do with it still needing to be flushed out.]

Not to be outdone, Iceweasel from Sid crashes quite often, even from a clean user config and install ever since 3.x has been released.

With all the new features comes tons of performance regressions and exceptions not accounted for in prior branches.

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