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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emrehliug
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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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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

um ... linux desktop apps actually have names like "gwenview" and "dolphin?" ....

I'm sticking with Windows 7, thanks ... with crazy-ass app names like "Windows Media Player," "Microsoft Word," and "Internet Explorer."


"Microsoft Word" doesn't mean anything. To find it on the menu, one first has to know that it is a Microsoft product, that it is part of something called "Microsoft Office", and that it is called "Word". Finally, when you wade through all these menu levels, and are brave enough to click on the "Word" menu item, only then do you find out that this program is actually a word processor.

In contrast, on the KDE main menu, under the "Graphics" category, "Gwenview" is the third item and it is described as an "Image viewer" right there on the menu.

On the KDE main menu, under the "System" category, "Dolphin" is the first item and it is described as a "File manager" right there on the menu.

On the KDE main menu, under the "Multimedia" category, "Amarok" is the first item and it is described as a "Audio player" right there on the menu.

On the KDE main menu, under the "Office" category, "OpenOffice.org Word Processor" is the last item and it is described as a "Word Processor" right there on the menu.

http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/images/screenshots/lancelot1.7-air....

KDE menus and the application names and descriptions listed on the menus are a great deal easier to decipher and use than most other desktop systems.

Edited 2009-12-28 16:13 UTC

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