[kde-linux] Re: KDE 4.5.3 - awesome!

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 7 18:16:20 UTC 2010

On 11/07/2010 07:57 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Saturday 06 November 2010 14:13:33 Pablo Sanchez wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I believe developers may read/lurk this list.  I'd like to
>> congratulate everyone on how wonderful KDE 4.X has improved from
>> iteration to iteration.
>> I like the fact the `eye candy' can be dialed in to one's liking.
>> If someone wants to go to `11', they can.  I love that the software
>> has capabilities beyond my needs.  Very cool.
>> In short:  well done and thank _you_!!!
>> Cheers,
> So far KDE 4.x that I have seen has been sluggish and clumsy to use.
> And one of the most useful parts of the KDE Suite, Quanta Plus, has
> not been rewritten to match.  So I use XFCE, after many years of using
> KDE. I have to have Qt 4 available because apps are moving to it. As
> for the rest, fugeddaboudit.
> If/when the eye candy gets out of the way and KDE becomes a
> workmanlike program launcher again I may revisit again. As of now I am
> happy to just say no.
> I expect to put up a Slackware  12.2 partition just to get at Quanta
> Plus. And I have already retrograded from Slackware 13.1 to Slackware
> 13.0 on my main partition. The Xorg folks are also fiddling to our
> detriment.
> Not every change is an improvement. But lately our string of bad luck
> has been astonishing.
Unless proven wrong, I still assert that the problem is Plasma.  It was 
-- probably still is -- behind the curve of KDE-4.

While people are still working on KDE-3 (IIUC), it appears to me that it 
would be more productive to port KDEsktop and Kicker to KDE-4/QT-4 
without using composting.  That should be at least a partial fix to the 
sluggish desktop.  I admit that Kicker does need some work since there 
are 2 ways to put an icon on it and these can cause conflicts.  However, 
Plasma chose the wrong one of the two methods and the problems still 
existed, only worse.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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