Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[5]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Fri 27th Jan 2012 08:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Improvements"
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So clearly for some people it is fine, and for some people it is not. That's always the case; software tends to be judged by the worst-case though (as it should be), because those are the cases that still have to be fixed.

There's no need to maintain that everything is perfect in KDE-land, there are sore-spots just like in GNOME or any other software project.

Sigh! Not this again.

If KDE is not stable and performing well on some rare systems out there, then clearly this must be due to some aspect of those systems that is different from the vast majority of systems on which KDE does perform extremely well.

Since KDE itself is the same on all systems, any such performance problem (if indeed there is one, as objective hard evidence is rarely offered) must lie outside of KDE.

The video drivers are the most likely place in which any such problems may lie. Wherever it is, it is not in KDE itself. If there was a problem in KDE itself, it would be a problem for everyone who runs KDE.

Edited 2012-01-27 08:28 UTC

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RE[6]: Improvements
by saynte on Fri 27th Jan 2012 16:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Improvements"
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Software is complicated and can fail in very interesting and diverse ways, especially something as big as KDE; it's hard to get perfect.

Some errors will be due to KDE's dependencies, some not, but who are you to say that they're all due to dependencies? Good thing the KDE devs don't think like you, nothing would ever get done. All bugs marked "Works for me -- CLOSED", that'll work really well....

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