Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 09:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE It slipped by us, but the KDE team has released another minor bugfix release of KDE 4.2, version 4.2.3, a few days ago. Being a bugfix release, there are few user-visible changes, but still, there are a few things that stand out. "Online IMAP filtering in KMail has been fixed, KMail's system tray icon now reacts to changes to folder properties and updates the number of emails shown there automatically, and bugfixes, performance improvements and optimization in KHTML - painting and interoperability with web standards has been further improved."
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Amazing how you assume it's KDE4's/Qt4's fault rather than KDE's new tech exposing bugs in the lower stack.

Get the hardware drivers updated to suit the new tech, Nvidia 170.xx series were slow as hell and I can imagine others are too. If hardware drivers don't update to accelerate Qt4 properly then it's going to be slow.

Not all Nvidia hardware is supported in the branch of their driver.

So people either have to upgrade their GPU or pass on KDE4.

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Morty Member since:

Not all Nvidia hardware is supported in the branch of their driver.

That is true, but the 96.xx driver for legacy GPUs works just fine with KDE 4 too. So you can get drivers for any NVidia GPU newer than first versions of the GeForce2/Quadro2 chips, that are able to handle Qt4/KDE4 correctly.

Perhaps the 71.xx series of drivers can make those older cards work too, who knows? But those are 8-9 years old chips so perhaps the correct question would be, who cares?

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Elv13 Member since:

Old (legacy) driver are in better shape than 170. Those bugs were regressions, not unimplemented features

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