Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Dec 2009 14:12 UTC
KDE Since the stream of news is still pretty much dry, I figured I'd throw in something I've been meaning to talk about for a while now, but really didn't dare to: KDE4's performance. Since experiences with KDE4 seem to widely differ between people, it might be a good idea if we, together, can find a common cause among those of us having problems.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

- random crashes that cannot be reproduced (not only in betas).


How can you classify this as a "minor annoyance"? Are your standards different than mine? Random crashes - especially if they happen often enough to mention them - are the worst kind of annoyance to me. Reproducible crashes aren't a problem; you can report them, and this being open source, they are generally handled quite well. In the meantime, you can avoid the crash because you know when it will happen.

Random crashes, on the other hand, can't be reported, therefore can't be fixed, and can't be avoided either. They are the absolute worst thing in software.

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Linux desktop software doesn't collect crash dumps automatically when it goes belly up? If not, that's something serious to write an editorial about.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

It can - at least KDE comes with the tools for it which will appear automatically upon a crash. However not all distributions ship with the required debug packages. And the bugreporting/crashdata gathering process still leaves a bit to be desired.

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emrehliug Member since:
2009-12-27

"- random crashes that cannot be reproduced (not only in betas).


How can you classify this as a "minor annoyance"? Are your standards different than mine? Random crashes - especially if they happen often enough to mention them - are the worst kind of annoyance to me.
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I can classify them as minor because they do not happen too often neither affect my work in an irreparable manner. Gwenview crashes – occasionally- when I change from viewing a movie to a picture – not the other way around. Dolphin crashes sometimes during preview operations – not during serious file operations. 2ManDVD crashed or hanged arbitrarily but I do not use this app, I merely tested it. There are other examples; however k3b and kmail never crashed on me and I do use these applications a lot. Plasma is also very stable, and never hanged or rendered the system unusable. Firefox on the other hand …

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm with you. Random crashes would p*ss me off.

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