Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

No it isn't. After several years it's become pretty stable now


I don't know why, but I still keep having Plasma crash on me every time I use KDE for more than 10 minutes. Granted, I have only tried KDE with Kubuntu on two different VMware machines, but I don't know if that really makes any difference.

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boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

I really wonder what you are doing then... There must be something rather particular that you _always_ do within ten minutes that causes a crash. I wonder if it would be possible for you to make a video of your first ten minutes until the crash so we can try to figure out what that particular action that most other people don't execute is.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've had the same thing happen (KDE crashes/locks up after 10-20 minutes) and that was on bare metal, Arch Linux, and Intel video hardware. I popped in an Nvidia card and even with the binary driver it would crash or lock up, so that ruled out video issues. I gave up and went back to Xfce on that machine (which has since been retired). That was less than a year ago.

And this wasn't cheap slap-together hardware. I learned a very long time ago to buy workstation-class hardware from HP, Dell and Lenovo exclusively for production machines. This was an HP business class desktop that was rock-solid under Windows and any Linux DE/WM apart from KDE.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I really wonder what you are doing then... There must be something rather particular that you _always_ do within ten minutes that causes a crash. I wonder if it would be possible for you to make a video of your first ten minutes until the crash so we can try to figure out what that particular action that most other people don't execute is.


Well, usually it's just the simple action of moving the taskbar/panel to the top of the screen instead of bottom that tends to crash Plasma. No idea why.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know why, but I still keep having Plasma crash on me every time I use KDE for more than 10 minutes.

Well, video drivers are finicky things and apparently they are in Gnome 3, but, ever since about 4.2 or 4.3 I've been able to use KDE and openSUSE quite happily for 8 hours every day for work. I have quite a few 'Plasmoids' installed and do quite a bit of file management and sys admin work. I don't think it gets much more intensive than that.

I've had openSUSE's silly applet updater crash a few times, but that's about it.

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