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Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] What's missing in KDE 4: let's file some bugs

From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:32:50 +0300
> The big problem for me is SPEED. I think we here know very subjectively the
> KDE3.5 flies and KDE4 seems to crawl. There was a very interesting discussion
> by Zack Rusin on QT drawing performance:
> http://zrusin.blogspot.com/2009/08/2d-in-kde.html
> Solving this problem in a network aware and hardware accelerated way on all
> cards, will make a massive difference to KDE4 perception.

Did you read the followup post to that? It looks like the difference
is not as big as it seems, and it has many drawbacks.


> For me Plasmoids are not vastly useful. I prefer apps in windows to apps on
> desktops.

I agree!

> To be honest I think if Kicker was ported to KDE4 then a lot of
> people might be won over. Or a Plasma-lite option.

This was discussed, but nobody came forward to do it. Therefore the
community has resorted to filing feature requests on Plasma for
kicker-like functions.

Dotan Cohen