Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality."
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RE: kwin performance
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 26th May 2011 23:00 UTC in reply to "kwin performance"
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From the link:

KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployability on mobile devices

That may also help on desktop devices as well.

Also interesting from the link ( describing those changes..

The work on OpenGL ES not only brings improvements for the use of KDE Plasma on mobile devices, but also significant performance improvements to all users of the Plasma Workspaces. The code written for the mobile platform is reused in KWin for the Plasma Desktop and Plasma Netbook Workspaces.

It goes on to describe how this is a necessary step to moving to wayland in the future! There is also a video of it running on a n900 and an unspecified intel tablet.

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