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Really glad to see stability and performance improvements listed as a goal in 4.8. I just wish they would dedicate a single release ONLY to stability and performance. Freeze all features and just concentrate on making the ones they already have work well without crashing or bogging down the system. Heck, *remove* some features if necessary to achieve it. Remember that stability and performance are the must-have features.
Edit: Oh, and by the way, a huge thanks to the KDE team for producing a product that still runs and acts the same even without 3D driver support. I HATE it when other systems require 3D drivers just to render menus or provide a bunch of superfluous effects. Edited 2012-01-27 04:38 UTC
Your statement contradicts the KDE developers; clearly there was some code that was "boggin down the system" in some cases.
maybe you think that "crashing or bogging down the system" is the normal behavior so you don't recognize it as such?
I don't agree. Every time I've tried various versions of KDE 4 they have been a bit glitchy and slow. I hope 4.8 is better.
And it would be perfect if they can make it lightweight as in KDE3, and reduce memory consumption.
KDE is developed by hundreds of volunteers, working on their own prefered directions.
There's not, and there could not be a 'management' to drive the development process. KDE could not force a 'stability release' among its developers.
However, 'stability and performance' is the path kde is actually taking. In the past few releases, most of the effort has been put into polishing various parts, not adding new features.