[kde-linux] Goodbye

Christopher Roy Bratusek zanghar at freenet.de
Sat Nov 14 22:37:48 UTC 2009

Am Sat, 14 Nov 2009 15:16:28 -0700
schrieb "David J Iannucci" <xqryvahkzy at punchcutter.ml1.net>:

> > 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 encouraging.
> 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....
> Dave
> 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?

It's not difficult to use a different WM, I described that on my hp.
(I'm not using KDE though, instead (obviously) Sawfish stand-alone.)



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