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[6]: Great!
by molnarcs on Wed 5th Aug 2009 16:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Great!"
molnarcs
Member since:
2005-09-10

I have a year-old laptop with an Nvidia 8400 GS chipset. KDE 4 flies with this setup in all respects except window resizing when wobbly windows are activated. Note that maximize (vertically/horizontally) works fine, arbitrary resizing is ... well, too wobbly. But for anything else (desktop grid, expose like window switching, minimize animations, fade-ins/outs, flying dialogue windows) smooth, and fast. Fedora 11, kde 4.3 from kde testing repos.

One thing to note - it matters a lot which distribution you try and WHEN. For example, Mandriva usually finalizes its graphics driver stack (ATI & NVidia proprietary drivers) right before release. Now if you use an alpha version, or you mix & match packages from cooker, don't expect a smooth sailing.

That's one of the reasons I asked siride to at least clarify what distro he uses, for it can explain a lot of things. Instead, he is too busy spamming this whole thread with his whining about how QT sucks. I know I'm a bit harsh here, but after a point (lets say when his rants against QT reach 10%+ of all comments in this thread) I call this spamming, especially since he just doesn't seem to care much about any explanations. Like to the fact that NVidia actually acknowledged that the problem is in their drivers and not QT when we had a similar problems on NVidia cards a while back.

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RE[7]: Great!
by mksoft on Wed 5th Aug 2009 21:27 in reply to "RE[6]: Great!"
mksoft Member since:
2006-02-25

I have a year-old laptop with an Nvidia 8400 GS chipset. KDE 4 flies with this setup in all respects except window resizing when wobbly windows are activated. Note that maximize (vertically/horizontally) works fine, arbitrary resizing is ... well, too wobbly. But for anything else (desktop grid, expose like window switching, minimize animations, fade-ins/outs, flying dialogue windows) smooth, and fast. Fedora 11, kde 4.3 from kde testing repos.


Same experience here. KDE 4.3 RC3, ArchLinux (testing) on ThinkPad X60s (intel 945GM).

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RE[7]: Great!
by siride on Wed 5th Aug 2009 21:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Great!"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I use Gentoo, but I have built my entire X.org from Git master. Every other distro is slow as crap on my system, for reasons that are unclear to me (same driver settings on different distros = different results).

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RE[8]: Great!
by molnarcs on Wed 5th Aug 2009 21:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Great!"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

I use Gentoo, but I have built my entire X.org from Git master. Every other distro is slow as crap on my system, for reasons that are unclear to me (same driver settings on different distros = different results).

I see. So why are you so adamant that the problem is with QT/kwin? I mean it does work for many of us pretty flawlessly, been smooth on my laptop (dell vostro 1400 with NVidia 8400GM) since 4.1.x. Except for some known problems (window resize) that have a perfectly valid explanation or obvious driver issues...

Anyhow, I wish you had better luck with your system, and stopped being so negative ;)

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RE[8]: Great!
by segedunum on Wed 5th Aug 2009 22:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Great!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Gentoo, but I have built my entire X.org from Git master. Every other distro is slow as crap on my system, for reasons that are unclear to me (same driver settings on different distros = different results).

You've got to be f--king kidding me? You've kicked off a thread where you blame KDE 4 for being slow, steadfastly refuse to acknowledge that it's probably a driver/chipset issue and then it transpires that you're building X from Git and using a distribution where you're compiling everything.

I like using Gentoo greatly, but can you throw any more variables and opportunities for weird issues into a desktop system?

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