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    Phoronix: KLyDE: A New Lightweight KDE Project Started

    A SUSE Linux developer has started a new project called KLyDE. The focus of KLyDE (K Lightweight Desktop Environment) is to provide a lightweight KDE desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1MDA

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: KLyDE: A New Lightweight KDE Project Started

    A SUSE Linux developer has started a new project called KLyDE. The focus of KLyDE (K Lightweight Desktop Environment) is to provide a lightweight KDE desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1MDA
    We barely got started, dude. I strongly recommend against installing any of the packages - they'll just break stuff... Eg you'll get a system settings looking like http://susepaste.org/28632739, IF it works at all ;-)

    WIP of the worst kind...

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    • #3
      Martin, if you (or Aaron) are actually reading this thread can you offer your insights on this project? Whether as a thread post or as a blog post. Is this something that could be usefully integrated into KF5 or is this project and the current KF5 Plasma work in conflict with eachother? I know there were several posts weeks back about speeding up plasma's startup time and replacing startkde

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      • #4
        So is Will or another dev reading this?

        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?

        Interesting that this mainly deals with the psychology of what is considered fast/light. Question, though, how will PIM applications work without Akonadi now?

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        • #5
          http://dantti.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/1-2-3-plasma/

          That may be useful stuff!

          It seam that kde startup had hard coded sleep(4000)...


          So something new would be welcomed.
          (Not that arch+kde+e4rat is slow on my machine :P)

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              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.
              Well that goes without saying, given that Portage is the core of Gentoo :P

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              • #8
                Razor-qt

                Could be a nice match with Razor-qt.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Could be a nice match with Razor-qt.
                  Yea. At first I thought it was another project just like it, but actually it's just a repackage of KDE, so that's a much smaller project in scale, while still retaining the advantage of having all KDE-specific capabilities.

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                  • #10
                    KlyDE really sounds like a breath of fresh air, I would love to try this as soon as it is ready! I hope this cuts out the plasma icon or at least makes it a option not a feature. I am running KDE 3.5 from the opensuse build service repository. I love it but it is currently crippled in many areas due to HAL being phased out.

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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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