Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 01:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.9 provides many new features, along with improved stability and performance."
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RE[3]: 13 second hang
by gilboa on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 13 second hang"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

OK, OK.
I actually closed 2^32 open gvim windows just to confirm your issue. Hope you appreciate the effort ;)
I see the delay. Not sure if it was 10 seconds or 15.

If it bothers you and prevents you from using KDE, why don't you report it?

- Gilboa

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RE[4]: 13 second hang
by righard on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 00:16 in reply to "RE[3]: 13 second hang"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

:help buffers
;)

Edited 2012-08-03 00:17 UTC

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RE[5]: 13 second hang
by gilboa on Sat 4th Aug 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[4]: 13 second hang"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... Each with dozens of open buffers ;)

- Gilboa

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RE[4]: 13 second hang
by Jason Bourne on Fri 3rd Aug 2012 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: 13 second hang"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Thanks Gilboa. Actually in Precise Pangolin with 4.9, I am not seeing the delay, but wait, there is a tiny tiny delay now just before the login sound. Last time I saw the delay it was present in Arch Linux + KDE 4.8.x and Fedora 17 + KDE 4.8.x.

KDE is not bad. However I see some things wrong with it: KDM is not that attractive, lack of more appealing themes, Oxygen UI button too small for 22" panels, the Kickoff Menu is one of the worst menus ever made, the Classic is also difficult to deal with (kudos for Mageia's own tweaking for that Menu though).

I think KDE should learn some things from GNOME 2 and from Unity. From GNOME 2, to have more simplicity instead of overkill options. From Unity/Canonical the importance of getting out of the box impecable typeface, theme and icons. Every time I do a KDE installation, the fonts suck really bad. It shouldn't be doing its own thing and trying to mimic windows in every way (I know it doesn't but come on...).

I still think MATE or Unity are the best in terms of usability.

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