Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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Great!
by Elv13 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:36 UTC
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

"Great" really describe this release. It is now so polished that nobody can claim anymore that the desktop experience is weaker than 3.5. It may be different, but different in the right direction.

With all GSoC project going well, 4.4 will be an even better release, but KDE 4.3 is KDE4 (4.2 was to in my opinion). KDE4 is not Current version +1 anymore, it is now, we are living in and every new version is just a step forward to the long term goals and vision of KDE.

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RE: Great!
by siride on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:49 in reply to "Great!"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Polished my ass. I still encounter the same bugginess, misfeatures and slowness as before. I still don't know why resizing windows and doing simple things like browsing files should be painfully slow and require pegging the CPU. KDE 3.5 flies on the same machine. Bugs have been filed, but who cares at this point. I'm not using the latest high speed graphics card on a quad core machine, so apparently users like me don't count.

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RE[2]: Great!
by fridder on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:19 in reply to "RE: Great!"
fridder Member since:
2007-11-03

See this comment to Thom's review, it is a known bug http://www.osnews.com/permalink?375523

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RE[2]: Great!
by molnarcs on Wed 5th Aug 2009 06:14 in reply to "RE: Great!"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Polished my ass. I still encounter the same bugginess, misfeatures and slowness as before. I still don't know why resizing windows and doing simple things like browsing files should be painfully slow and require pegging the CPU. KDE 3.5 flies on the same machine. Bugs have been filed, but who cares at this point. I'm not using the latest high speed graphics card on a quad core machine, so apparently users like me don't count.

Do you, by any chance, use Kubuntu? Which distribution do you use?

On Fedora KDE 4.3 is rock stable, fast, beautiful - dunno where your "bugginess and misfeatures" come from. Oh, and if you don't like one feature or another, that does not make it a misfeature - others may appreaciate it...

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RE[2]: Great!
by sebas on Wed 5th Aug 2009 08:53 in reply to "RE: Great!"
sebas Member since:
2008-02-02

Resizing windows is slow due to lagging graphics drivers. I've tested it on various combinations (nVidia blog, ATI blob and free, Intel), and in principle the desktop is fast. Bad drivers (or badly setup drivers) cause this kind of delay in resizing windows.

Please file bugs for those drivers, so we can all have fast graphics at some point.

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RE[2]: Great!
by JPisini on Wed 5th Aug 2009 11:50 in reply to "RE: Great!"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

I'm with you I have used KDE from the early alphas when the only way to get was to compile it your self all the way to 3.5.10 now I just have no use for it, like Vista it requires too much of my system I use my computer to get things done while I do want it to look good I don't want it to spend the bulk of it's time doing that instead of doing what I want it to. It just seems like we are adding things to the system just because we can not because it helps us get things done.

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v RE[2]: Great (for fan bois :)!
by usr0 on Thu 6th Aug 2009 10:21 in reply to "RE: Great!"