Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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requisite khtml gripe
by _txf_ on Mon 27th Jul 2009 21:06 UTC
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

"performance-wise it can't really hold a candle to Firefox 3.5 and Chrome just yet."

More accurate would be "never" instead of "just yet".

Edited 2009-07-27 21:07 UTC

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RE: requisite khtml gripe
by OfficeSubmarine on Mon 27th Jul 2009 23:31 in reply to "requisite khtml gripe "
OfficeSubmarine Member since:
2006-12-14

I find the khtml gripe to be mandatory as well. A lot of people, me included, find the browser to be the absolute most important and used program. And it's just lagging so far behind webkit. I mean chrome's beating it in almost every way, and it's not even that close to being an alpha yet on linux.

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RE: requisite khtml gripe
by Carewolf on Tue 28th Jul 2009 14:33 in reply to "requisite khtml gripe "
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

That is an odd comment. Just about the only major benifit khtml has over Firefox is that it is many many times faster. I am surprised everytime I have to load a page in Firefox how long it takes. The real problems with khtml is that it is not recognized and supported by many webapps including google's who then sends it broken javascript making khtml appear broken.

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pompous stranger Member since:
2006-05-28

I think it is KHTML/Konqueror's javascript engine that is broken, not Google's javascript.

KHTML/Konqueror still doesn't support XSLT or XPATH (needed for AJAX), for example. Which is — incredible? — for a desktop project's default browser in 2009.

Every other popular browser project has recently overhauled their javascript engine to focus on execution speed. They are essentially on JS 2.0. Using Konqueror feels like a beta of JS 1.0. It's basically an HTML/CSS page viewer at this point.

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RE[2]: requisite khtml gripe
by _txf_ on Tue 28th Jul 2009 20:03 in reply to "RE: requisite khtml gripe "
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

That is an odd comment. Just about the only major benifit khtml has over Firefox is that it is many many times faster. I am surprised everytime I have to load a page in Firefox how long it takes. The real problems with khtml is that it is not recognized and supported by many webapps including google's who then sends it broken javascript making khtml appear broken.


It is true that khtml is quite fast on many (simple no javascript heavy) sites, but performance is also having websites work properly. It is even slower if you consider that one has to start firefox to get website x working properly

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