Will Stephenson describes
the KLyDE project
, which is aimed at the creation of a lightweight KDE
desktop. "As has been repeated on Planet KDE over the past decade,
KDE is not intrinsically bloated. At its core, it jumps through a lot of
hoops for memory efficiency and speed, and is modular to a fault. But most
packagings of KDE take a kitchen sink approach, and when you install your
KDE distribution you get a full suite of desktop, applets and applications.
The other major criticism of KDE is that it is too configurable. The KlyDE
project applies KDE's modularity and configurability to the challenge of
making a lightweight desktop. However, what I don't want to do is a
hatchet job where functionality is crudely chopped out of the desktop to
fit some conception of light weight.
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