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[6]: Good for KDE
by hussam on Fri 27th May 2011 02:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good for KDE"
hussam
Member since:
2006-08-17

Only the closed nVidia driver, AFAIK, supports OpenGL 4. OpenGL support on Windows is also very sporadic.

You also need a new nvidia card for opengl 4.0
Even requiring opengl 3.0 for kwin will stop people with cards older than 8xxx series from using kwin with opengl compositing. I used to run a opengl 2.1 card and now I upgraded to a card that supports opengl 4.1

Edited 2011-05-27 02:35 UTC

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RE[7]: Good for KDE
by bouhko on Fri 27th May 2011 03:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Good for KDE"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

I'm not even sure there are that many OpenGL 3/4 features that are of interest for a window manager. Most of the changes where targeted at games (shader branching, geometry shaders, etc...).

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RE[8]: Good for KDE
by lemur2 on Fri 27th May 2011 03:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Good for KDE"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'm not even sure there are that many OpenGL 3/4 features that are of interest for a window manager. Most of the changes where targeted at games (shader branching, geometry shaders, etc...).


Exactly.

I think some people must be getting confused because of the very high requirements for the video card in order to run Win 7/Vista with acceptable performance. Somehow that gets transformed into a presumption that "advanced graphics card required" means a good desktop, rather than an inefficient/poor desktop.

People's perception is sometimes a very funny thing.

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