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  • #11
    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Could be a nice match with Razor-qt.
    Would be a nice combo if done right. Maybe the KlyDE devs should team up with the razor-qt people to come up with a killer lightweight desktop that looks great yet stays out of the way plus being frugal with resources. Akonadi is a sore spot as its a resource pig, and KDEpim in 3.5 was pretty slim and was usable so why not somehow refactor KDEpim to allow it to run sans Akonadi

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Wyatt View Post
      Interesting, so another distro is finally going to try this. At the very least, as-needed installation of KDE packages is something we've had in Gentoo since... well, KDE 3.5 is the earliest I remember it.
      openSUSE already has relatively fine grained packages. KLyDE will just improve it further.


      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      Would be a nice combo if done right. Maybe the KlyDE devs should team up with the razor-qt people to come up with a killer lightweight desktop that looks great yet stays out of the way plus being frugal with resources.
      Razor has nothing to do with this. It's all KDE stuff here, just remixed.


      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      Akonadi is a sore spot as its a resource pig, and KDEpim in 3.5 was pretty slim and was usable so why not somehow refactor KDEpim to allow it to run sans Akonadi
      Because nobody works on an Akonadi-less Kontact and Akonadi itself works great. Akonadi has a plugin-based system. Individual plugins may be buggy.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
        Would be a nice combo if done right. Maybe the KlyDE devs should team up with the razor-qt people to come up with a killer lightweight desktop that looks great yet stays out of the way plus being frugal with resources. Akonadi is a sore spot as its a resource pig, and KDEpim in 3.5 was pretty slim and was usable so why not somehow refactor KDEpim to allow it to run sans Akonadi
        Again, the two projects have nothing in common, aside from similar goals. The approach to the goal is very different, however.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Cyborg16 View Post
          So is Will or another dev reading this?
          I am, Will surely isn't.

          Originally posted by Cyborg16 View Post
          A less confusing system settings could be useful to many people. I mostly find stuff via the search box. Just lump all settings you don't think belong in the main view under an "advanced" option, rather than bothering with profile switching?
          Right now, we made a 'SimplifiedSystemSettings" which by default only shows about half the modules. We're working on creating modules which coalesce several into one or just have a simpler configuration. Many modules right now expose very low-level stuff that you'll almost never have to care about. But this'll take time and what we have now is just very basic. Actually, the simplified config isn't even merged ATM so people who've been trying this out have gotten exactly nothing
          Originally posted by Cyborg16 View Post
          Interesting that this mainly deals with the psychology of what is considered fast/light. Question, though, how will PIM applications work without Akonadi now?
          It won't. If you install KDE PIM, it brings in Akonadi.


          I'll blog later today explaining a bit more...

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