[kde-linux] Goodbye

David J Iannucci xqryvahkzy at punchcutter.ml1.net
Sat Nov 14 22:16:28 UTC 2009

> I'm sticking with KDE 3.5 at least until things are working in KDE 4.
> I do agree tho that even my machine is a bit slower than I would like.
> KDE 4 needs a fast machine to work and respond the way KDE 3.5 does.

I'm also a Gentoo user, and since they have recently announced that 3.5
will be removed from portage and that as a result it will get a lot more
bothersome to try to stick with it, I was thinking I'd just bite the
bullet and upgrade, hoping that this was happening because things had
really improved to the point of usability, but this thread is not

I thought one of the "hype points" about 4.x was that the code base was
significantly rewritten to be smaller-footprint, faster, stabler, more
efficient for older hardware.  Was this just a load of c**p?

Now I'm starting to think I should look into learning what I need to
know (Gentoo overlays) in order to stay with 3.5....


p.s. I did have another specific question, actually, that I might as
     well stick in here: for a long time I've been using an "outside" WM
     with KDE - icewm.  Does 4.x continue to make it fairly easy to do
     this, or does it really expect you to be using kwin?

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