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    Phoronix: KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

    At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyMjk

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    Too slow

    Still too slow!

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    • #3
      I don't even find it very important that desktop starts fast. I start the desktop very rarely anyways. Maybe once every couple of days so a few seconds here doesn't mean so much anyways. And from the usal suspend it starts instantly anyways.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Still too slow!
        Just downloaded, compiled and installed this on Arch (thank you AUR lol)

        It registers itself as a new session if you're wondering "How do i use it?"

        Log in, first log in may be a little buggy / glitching (systray's icons were jumping around a bit and 2 overlapped.) Wait for things to settle down, logout, relogin in, and everything was fine on this laptop. You don't get the plasma splash screen, which is okay to me because the full desktop loads in about 2seconds on this SSD. Weirdly, some systray icons use the stock plain grey/white icons, and some have full color icons...not sure why, though I'm not complaining because i actually LIKE the full color icons.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

          At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster...

          http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyMjk
          sweet !


          already had forgotten about razor-qt

          will give it a try now


          OT:

          startup of the desktop can't be fast enough - so: will give this a try, too & see whether I can get used to qt-based desktops again (xfce + nemo/nautilus 3.4* right now is nonplusultra for me)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Just downloaded, compiled and installed this on Arch (thank you AUR lol)

            It registers itself as a new session if you're wondering "How do i use it?"

            Log in, first log in may be a little buggy / glitching (systray's icons were jumping around a bit and 2 overlapped.) Wait for things to settle down, logout, relogin in, and everything was fine on this laptop. You don't get the plasma splash screen, which is okay to me because the full desktop loads in about 2seconds on this SSD. Weirdly, some systray icons use the stock plain grey/white icons, and some have full color icons...not sure why, though I'm not complaining because i actually LIKE the full color icons.
            Interesting. That's what the developer thought, as written in his blog. It takes 7 seconds on an HDD, but should only take 2 on an SSD.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ericg View Post
              Just downloaded, compiled and installed this on Arch (thank you AUR lol)

              It registers itself as a new session if you're wondering "How do i use it?"

              Log in, first log in may be a little buggy / glitching (systray's icons were jumping around a bit and 2 overlapped.) Wait for things to settle down, logout, relogin in, and everything was fine on this laptop. You don't get the plasma splash screen, which is okay to me because the full desktop loads in about 2seconds on this SSD. Weirdly, some systray icons use the stock plain grey/white icons, and some have full color icons...not sure why, though I'm not complaining because i actually LIKE the full color icons.
              Are you on systemd also?

              What is whole startup time than?

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              • #8
                Hehe

                Lately KDE looks like a saviour to these who want good FOSS DE IMHO

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                  Are you on systemd also?

                  What is whole startup time than?
                  I am, ill check when I get home.

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                  • #10
                    Has anyone made a test on mechanical discs ?
                    Last edited by asim75; 03-09-2013, 06:40 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                      But the problem is, why does KDE start slower than say Gnome in the first place? It's a welcome addition but why was KDE plagued by this issue for these many years in the first place?
                      Probably because no dev prioritized it before Nicoletti fixed it. As I understanded the blog the old solution was pretty old.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Akka View Post
                        Probably because no dev prioritized it before Nicoletti fixed it. As I understanded the blog the old solution was pretty old.
                        well there actually has been other work see Aaron's comment here http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2013/01/plasma-active-4.html on startactive which is a systemd based solution, so there has been playing around with that otherwise but yeah...

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                        • #13
                          This is awesome. I always wondered why KDE took so much longer to start than other desktops, and I'm really glad it's being improved. I've been quite happy with KDE for a while, but if there was one thing I disliked, it was how long it took to log in. The new system is definitely a ton faster. I'm really looking forward to using it in the future.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                            But the problem is, why does KDE start slower than say Gnome in the first place? It's a welcome addition but why was KDE plagued by this issue for these many years in the first place?
                            No ones touched the code in years, as Aaron Seigo said on his blog (link on his blog a couple comments below yours, search for "startactive" and its his comment). It was "Good enough" and worked well enough and stable and relative bug free so people said "Dont touch it!" But now people are going back and saying "well yeah, its been 'good enough'...but can we do better?" and the answer is yes, and the work is being done.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                              well there actually has been other work see Aaron's comment here http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2013/01/plasma-active-4.html on startactive which is a systemd based solution, so there has been playing around with that otherwise but yeah...
                              But they don't deploy that today, and even in the future they can only use it on linux system with systemd (as Aron say in the blog comment). The author of sessionk use Kubuntu.

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