Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 09:59 UTC, submitted by Anne
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The beta release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Margaux) is now available. This beta version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.0, GNOME 2.25.90, Xfce 4.6 RC1, server 1.5, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, qt 4.5.0 (RC1). This Beta version proposes step 1 of Speedboot. This should improve your boot time. It's not enabled by default. To test it, enter speedboot keyword at boot time. You can use Bootchart to test precisely effects on your boot time.
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KDE 4.2 and Qt 4.5?
by adundovi on Fri 13th Feb 2009 10:45 UTC
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KDE 4.2.0 and Qt 4.5.0 is not so good idea according to KDE devs:

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RE: KDE 4.2 and Qt 4.5?
by tomd on Fri 13th Feb 2009 14:01 in reply to "KDE 4.2 and Qt 4.5?"
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and it is a good idea according to QT devs:


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RE[2]: KDE 4.2 and Qt 4.5?
by elsewhere on Sat 14th Feb 2009 05:53 in reply to "RE: KDE 4.2 and Qt 4.5?"
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I'm using 4.2 with Qt 4.5, it's the smoothest and most responsive version of KDE4 I've used yet.

I'm a little disappointed in general with KDE advising against shipping Qt 4.5. They consciously chose not to test against 4.5 during the 4.2 cycle, and the workarounds they implemented for 4.4 are biting them in some isolated cases. Granted 4.5 was not RC by the time 4.2 hit freeze, but given the timing, it was reasonable to expect that distros would be shipping 4.5 during the time 4.2 was out. Qt isn't exclusive to KDE, so I'm not sure the KDE team is putting distros in a fair position by asking them to withhold Qt 4.5, it seems to be a significant upgrade that could benefit Qt-based but non-KDE apps.

Hopefully this will shake out positively one way or the other, but I think it's much ado about nothing from my personal experience with it. On the plus side, with Qt opening up development as of 4.5, the need for the KDE devs to use patches and workarounds such as qt-copy should ideally be reduced, and issues like this should not occur.

Just my 2c...

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