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[8]: Great!
by segedunum on Wed 5th Aug 2009 22:22 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Great!"
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I use Gentoo, but I have built my entire 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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RE[9]: Great!
by siride on Thu 6th Aug 2009 05:11 in reply to "RE[8]: Great!"
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Okay, so let's get this straight. I do a straight compile from Git, have been for almost 9 months now, with great performance on every DE other than KDE. The Git versions eventually become the release versions which are now live on Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. (or Gentoo if you use portage). I watch the mailing list traffic and the bug traffic and there is nothing added to the release branches that would result in wildly different performance. Moreover, when I do use the distro-provided drivers in Gentoo, I have little to no difference in performance (as measured with x11perf, for example).

But more to the point, I still experience great performance in everything but KDE 4. So if I was f-ing up my drivers by miscompiling or whatever, you would expect that I would be getting either a non-functional X server or severe performance problems. I have neither. They work and they are fast.

Moreover (again), when I use Fedora or Ubuntu, I see the same slow performance in KDE 4 in exactly the same way using the distro-provided drivers. GNOME, while slower on those platforms than on Gentoo, is still faster than KDE 4. I can obviously no longer test KDE 3.5 there.

So that means my distro is not part of the equation either. Try again.

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