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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It's ugly
by kvarbanov on Mon 28th Dec 2009 19:48 UTC
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I tried KDE 4.0 the minute it got released, on a test machine - quad core xeon from Dell, 6GB RAM, not sure about the rest, Opensuse 11.0. I had a few crashes, no wait, not crash, but a freeze of the entire system when I closed the kwrite editor from the X button - I didn't find anything that made sense at this time. But besides the early day crashes, overall it's not looking good - I simply think that KDE4 is ugly. The overall performance was bad, I was waiting for 2-3 seconds for a simple window to pop up, and so on. So, I decided not to switch, and stayed with 3.5.10 ever since - works like a charm. I don't think that I will be migrating my office setup as well - I just don't think it's worth, also having in mind that I have numerous modifications to the current system, it's just too complex to get it working again with KDE4. Surely, a bold move as the author said, but you can't make everyone happy ;)
On some machines around, I've seen colleagues using it with no issues, besides a few color lines at the top of the screen sometimes, NVIDIA driver is good to blame here.

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RE: It's ugly
by akulkis on Fri 1st Jan 2010 22:06 in reply to "It's ugly"
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The problem is that Aaron Segio is more interested in "making something new" and fancy eye-candy (a dreadful term which only encourages the spread of the disease) than in "making something that works and is useful."

KDE 4 would improve substantially if Segio and half the devs who bought into his twisted vision just dropped dead.

He claimed that they 'couldn't port" desktop icons to KDE 4...but on his blog, he was proudly proclaiming to the other devs that, after great effort, he had RIPPED THAT FUNCTIONALITY OUT.

The problem with KDE 4 has been the rampant dishonesty coming from the devs since day 1. Sad to say, because I loved KDE 2, and I love KDE 3. KDE 4 is obfuscated, and the implementation of useful functionality takes massive begging and pleading to the devs -- "if you want it, you have to tell us what's missing!" ... as if they were all had never seen, let alone used, KDE 3. I can hardly wait for KDE 5, and the chance that actual adults will be at the core of that team.

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