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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RE[2]: Great!
by fridder on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:19 UTC 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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v RE[3]: Great!
by siride on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Great!"
RE[4]: Great!
by Elv13 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

ATI driver have a problem with 4.3. Who is responsible is yet to be clear. About other resizing bug, as I said in that post, "normal" resizing protocol is time based, not direct. KDE3 and Gnome2 use(d) an hack to have pixel per pixel resize. It is not part of X protocol and is inofficial, but Qt 4.6 will support that walk around protocol. So it is not really Qt/KDE problem, but it is just how resize should behave on Linux, even if it look slow.

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RE[4]: Great!
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 02:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'm tired of the excuses. Qt4 and GTK+ are just plain slow and there's no getting around that. And to top it off, while KDE 3.5 and to some extent GTK+ apps have been getting faster on my machine as my X drivers and server improve, Qt 4 has gone considerably slower. That just doesn't make sense. Somebody is screwing up.


Your machine wouldn't have Intel graphics by any chance would it?

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_q309_flake...

On my test machine, KDE 4.3 is faster than any previous version of KDE (including KDE 3 series) and faster than GNOME.

Edited 2009-08-05 02:35 UTC

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RE[4]: Great!
by bnolsen on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

QT4 over engineered their rendering engines. They did it to get all the fancy effects like AA, composing, etc. Unfortunately they tanked their performance for CAD type applications and pretty much tossed any hope of running remote display/remote terminal applications.

It's a shame and probably all this stuff needs to be ripped out, refactored and dramatically simplified, like the whole rest of QT.

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