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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Someone should fork KDE3 and bring in any decent parts of 4.
Amarok 2.0 released
Posted Dec 11, 2008 0:08 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
It is not beyond the bounds of possibility that KDE will speed up in
subsequent releases. (Some incredibly slothful things in KDE3 seem to be
fixed: I was forced into switching by Konsole's appallingly slow scrolling
under load in 3.5.x: you could see a wave of repainting creeping down the
screen at about five lines per second, on an Athlon IV with a load of only
2.5 or so...)
Posted Dec 11, 2008 19:39 UTC (Thu) by xorbe (subscriber, #3165)
It's been a year already (well on Jan 4th, 2009). kwin still crashes and restarts regularly. My faster desktop feels slower than my "slower" laptop with KDE3.
No, I didn't use KDE1/KDE2, I was on OSF/1 + twm in those days...
My apology, it wasn't a troll, but I don't always communicate my thoughts well. Yeah I was venting some frustration though, I feel like KDE has gone backwards in ways.
Posted Dec 12, 2008 0:09 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Maybe I screwed up my KDE3 somehow...
Posted Dec 12, 2008 17:37 UTC (Fri) by robertknight (subscriber, #42536)
It isn't universally slower. In particular with a 'friendly' set of hardware (Intel graphics) it should be much faster than in KDE 3.5 for general usage, in particular scrolling and working with large windows of text. There were problems with very poor performance under NVidia or when using bitmap fonts. I believe the NVidia problems are fixed with the latest drivers but the bitmap font bug remains.
Either way, if you're using the terminal heavily then please do take a few minutes to report the bug on bugs.kde.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 0:20 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
'never' is a very strong statement.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 9:41 UTC (Thu) by pointwood (guest, #2814)
Posted Dec 11, 2008 14:30 UTC (Thu) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402)
If I'm wrong and you were, you don't appear to be very good at spotting patterns.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 15:54 UTC (Thu) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
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