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OSNews, Generic OSes While last week was a tad bit uneventful, this week made up for it. Not only did we get the long-awaited release of KDE 4.2, we also gained more insight into the whole Palm/Apple thing, NVIDIA's CEO said a few funny things, and we got an important sit-rep on SkyOS straight from Robert Szeleney himself. This week's My Take is about life, death, and resurrection.
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Dolphin performance?
by Darkelve on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 07:20 UTC
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

Can anyone comment on Dolphin performance and stability in 4.2?

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RE: Dolphin performance?
by acobar on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 09:38 in reply to "Dolphin performance?"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Would like to extend your question a bit. What do you feel about KDE 4.2 performance?

I build it on a CentOS 5.2 in a spare Athlon XP 2k with an old Nvidia Quadro and 1Gb mem.

The positives points:
* konqueror as a file manager is working fine;
* the default theme and icons are way better (actually, I like them) than of the 3.x series;
* Plasmoids are a nice addition;
* The new taskbar is really good;
* The menu is ok, but I'm going to try Lancelot.

And what I miss:
* k3b for kde4;
* Don't like the new Amarok layout. Would like the developers to give a choice to set it in "classical" mode;
* On this old system it is not snap, though usable (may be, it has something to do with the plumbing and on a more modern system, software wise, it would behaves better).

I'm still testing the other applications and integrating things. One thing a really don't like is the default layout of dolphin (what amarok, more or less, mimic), which can be changed. I don't know why they like that. To me is just a waste of real state.

Edited 2009-02-02 09:40 UTC

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RE[2]: Dolphin performance?
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 11:04 in reply to "RE: Dolphin performance?"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

And what I miss:
* k3b for kde4;

Yeah, I hope that Mandriva re-focuses its priorities for Mandriva 2009 Spring. It's mostly Mandriva's "fault", because it employs the main K3b developer who is also one of the main Nepomuk developers and his work is mostly going into Nepomuk.

* Don't like the new Amarok layout. Would like the developers to give a choice to set it in "classical" mode;

It's already done and will be in Amarok 2.1.

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RE[2]: Dolphin performance?
by Morty on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 13:10 in reply to "RE: Dolphin performance?"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

And what I miss:
* k3b for kde4;


Since you build yourself, it should not be a problem. Just get it from extragear, it's ported to KDE4 and for my use it has been as flawless as ever.

I don't know what the developers intend, they have in the past been very conservative regarding releases. But to me it seems like it's good to go, and the developers should really get a beta out the door.

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