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[3]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Sat 28th Jan 2012 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Improvements"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"KDE already works perfectly well without crashing or bogging down the system.

It is just that KDE SC 4.8 does an even better job in this regard than previous releases did.


I do not use KDE so I cannot comment on stability. The primary reason that I do not use it though is because I find it bogs down my system. It is easily the heaviest of the desktops (eg. KDE, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, Enlightenment, stand-alone WMs). I have tried every version up until 4.7. I will give 4.8 a try as well at some point.

I am glad it works for you but, given the relative performance of KDE, I do not think that you can objectively call it snappy.
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I posted the objective evidence here:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?504838

Kubuntu 11.10: "Right off the bat the first thing I noticed is that it is extremely snappy. Really, really snappy and responds extremely well. I was pretty impressed with just how smooth everything was."

These are not my words, but they do agree with my own experience of Kubuntu 11.10, which uses KDE 4.7.2.

I can indeed call KDE4 snappy. Objectively, I can call it snappy. Extremely snappy and responsive. I agree wholeheartedly with YouTube poster MrGizmo757, KDE4 is indeed "Really, really snappy". There is hard video evidence to prove it.

How "objective" can you get?

You don't believe MrGizmo757, perhaps you think he may have somehow faked it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIgyGmHH50&feature=related

Perhaps then you should listen to YouTube user delt0delt0 who shows the same conclusion as MrGizmo757.

They both show video of Kubuntu 11.10 running KDE 4.7.2 extremely snappily. If KDE4 itself was broken or bogged down, neither of these videos would be possible to make. Yet there they are.

tanishaj:
"I do not use KDE"


... then you are hardly in a position to make a comment on it, are you?

KDE 4.8 (which is to be used in Kubuntu 12.04 LTS) will be even snappier.

Enjoy, everybody.

Edited 2012-01-28 04:11 UTC

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RE[4]: Improvements
by Yagami on Sat 28th Jan 2012 11:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Improvements"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

Unfortunatly, i understand where the "kde is not snappy comments come from".

The same KDE release in the same machine, same configurations but :

Funtoo :

Super snappy... its kwin effects gallore ... it feels like it doesnt even use 10% of the video card.

Opensuse ( latest and previous ) :

Super slow ... with compositing enabled is just barelly usable.
I have to use an special user openbuild service X/Mesa/DRM repository to make it "normal" speed.

This "unsnappiness" is completly KDE unrelated, but KDE "karma","fame","opinion" suffers from it

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RE[5]: Improvements
by lemur2 on Sun 29th Jan 2012 06:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Improvements"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Unfortunatly, i understand where the "kde is not snappy comments come from".

The same KDE release in the same machine, same configurations but :

Funtoo :

Super snappy... its kwin effects gallore ... it feels like it doesnt even use 10% of the video card.


"Super snappy" (relative to the performance of other OSes on the same hardware) is a good way to describe KDE4 in my experience.

Opensuse ( latest and previous ) :

Super slow ... with compositing enabled is just barelly usable.
I have to use an special user openbuild service X/Mesa/DRM repository to make it "normal" speed.

This "unsnappiness" is completly KDE unrelated, but KDE "karma","fame","opinion" suffers from it


I haven't tried OpenSuse very much ... it was OK-ish on the one system on which I did try it, but Kubuntu was better on that same system. Because I haven't tried it that much I can't really comment.

However, I wish to say, extensive kudos to you for realising that, since KDE is indeed extremely snappy and responsive on most systems, then wherever it happens that KDE is found to be "unsnappy" it actually has nothing to do with KDE itself.

If KDE itself were slow and bogged down, it would be slow and bogged down everywhere. There could be no systems at all on which it was extremely snappy, as its is normally reported to be in reviews.

It would appear that so very many OSNews readers are completely unable to appreciate this simple point.

... either that, or they do appreciate it, and they just don't want anyone else to.

Edited 2012-01-29 06:03 UTC

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