Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC, submitted by sb56637
KDE "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform that provides the foundation for KDE software. Version 4.7 of these releases provide many new features and improved stability and performance."
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RE[7]: Lack of focus
by roverrobot on Mon 1st Aug 2011 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Lack of focus"
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2006-07-23


really like kwin, but Its compositing performance really gets to me. (also having to kill it every time I plug in a monitor makes me go "grrr")

Yeah, YMMV. It could be a driver problem. I did not have any problem myself. But I believe you. On the other hand, 4.7 has kwin compositing code cleaned up. may see some improvement. You sometimes need time for it to mature, like I have waited for Mac OSX


... activities. Can't seem to make use of them, Virtual desktops are enough for me.

Neither did I believe it was useful, until I tried, and liked it. It is more in line with Lion's saving application status when you quit, but much more powerful and flexible. Lion's document autosave is still miles ahead of everyone else though.


... network transparency.
what does this give me beyond what I get from mounting shares?

Maybe one does not want to open up his/her server(s) with SMB or NFS, yet still wants to manage it with ssh?


You are not required to use terminal.app. There are others iTerm. Also, if bash is getting you down, you can always use zsh (there by default).

So one needs to learn a new shell before he/she uses Mac? Why don't Apple fix up those idiotic things in Mac for us?


My main point is, yes, kde is more flexible and more powerful in many instances, but some of the rough edges (the exact opposite of polished) really irritate and detract from my workflow.

Sure I see your point. It is just that some of us do not experience the same distraction from KDE as you did, but instead feel bondage because of idiotic choices made by Apple, and have no hope to fix it but to pray that somehow apple will have mercy on us.

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RE[8]: Lack of focus
by _txf_ on Mon 1st Aug 2011 10:53 in reply to "RE[7]: Lack of focus"
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2008-03-17


Maybe one does not want to open up his/her server(s) with SMB or NFS, yet still wants to manage it with ssh?

That is why the command line exists. If I want to move files there are ftp programs that do the trick. Ssh has really rotten performance when treating it as mounted filesystem.



So one needs to learn a new shell before he/she uses Mac? Why don't Apple fix up those idiotic things in Mac for us?


zsh is hardly new, and pretty much anything that works with bash works with zsh. Everybody who uses the shell a lot should use zsh.

zsh FTW!


Sure I see your point. It is just that some of us do not experience the same distraction from KDE as you did, but instead feel bondage because of idiotic choices made by Apple, and have no hope to fix it but to pray that somehow apple will have mercy on us.


Yeah, it is curious. GNOME irritates the hell out of me, but OSX doesn't. Maybe it is because I feel that foss shouldn't be reductive, whereas I can understand the reasons for OSX being the way it is.

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