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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Icons
by pepo on Sun 27th Dec 2009 18:53 UTC
pepo
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2009-06-19

Part of the "problem" in kde4 vs kde3 is icon loading. In kde3 all icons an applications needed are loaded at startup, while in kde4 they are loaded on demand. This makes opening menus etc feel slow.

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RE: Icons
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 27th Dec 2009 18:58 in reply to "Icons"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, speaking of icons, at least Oxygen has another problem which is related to the way they have been designed. At smaller sizes, the icons become fuzzy and indiscernible blobs, as if the designer simply resized the full-size icons, instead of properly designing them for each size.

Of course, other icon sets may not have this problem.

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RE[2]: Icons
by pepo on Sun 27th Dec 2009 19:10 in reply to "RE: Icons"
pepo Member since:
2009-06-19

Oxygen ships special small versions of many icons, and our designer Nuno works hard to improve coverage. If you can help, he will gladly accept your offer.

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RE[2]: Icons
by SlackerJack on Sun 27th Dec 2009 19:19 in reply to "RE: Icons"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I think that maybe due to some interpolation issue between the icon, not the icons themselves.

If you reduce the size of the panel with icons in, you'll see they change to suit their smaller size below 28 pixels. This shows they were designed for a big size and small size(look at the dolphin icon change to show more detail at a smaller size).

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RE[2]: Icons
by nunopinheiro on Mon 28th Dec 2009 00:48 in reply to "RE: Icons"
nunopinheiro Member since:
2007-10-07

Can you provide some examples? If you are talking abut the icons in the panel there are no miracles if you render an icon of any of its sizes it will become blury... they are pixel perfect if its scaled the pixel perfect lines will allays become blurry, oxygen icon sizes are 16x16 22x22 32x32 48x48 64x64 128x18 and 256x256. For most of the icons we did a different icon for each size. (because of that oxygen is a 256 mb monster)

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