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  • KDE Releases First Beta Of Applications & Platform 4.13

    Phoronix: KDE Releases First Beta Of Applications & Platform 4.13

    KDE developers have done their first beta of the upcoming Applications and Platform 4.13 update...

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    KDE 4.13 likely won't be too exciting on the feature front since most of the work right now is about KDE Frameworks 5 / Qt5 integration and other tasks...
    Wrong. This is the most exciting KDE 4.x release since 4.10, since this release replaces the Nepomuk/Virtuoso stack with Baloo. The reported performance increases are measured in orders of magnitude. KDE PIM search is instant. I can't wait to test all those things on my computer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Honton View Post
      So KDE killed off major features by using the dumbed down baloo. What other features was removed?
      Go away.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Honton View Post
        So KDE killed off major features by using the dumbed down baloo. What other features was removed?
        Baloo and Nepomuk is more of a change in the background. Sort of like Plasma 1 to Plasma 2, they pretty much look the same and allow for a very similar work flow.

        Though you already knew this as there isn't a soul out there who spends as much time on Qt-releated news as you do... well, not counting Micheal who reports the news for us.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alejandro Nova View Post
          Wrong. This is the most exciting KDE 4.x release since 4.10, since this release replaces the Nepomuk/Virtuoso stack with Baloo. The reported performance increases are measured in orders of magnitude. KDE PIM search is instant. I can't wait to test all those things on my computer.
          Wouldn't the performance increase only occur if you actually use Nepomuk? I personally keep it disabled so I'm sure I'm not going to get much of a performance difference.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
            Wouldn't the performance increase only occur if you actually use Nepomuk? I personally keep it disabled so I'm sure I'm not going to get much of a performance difference.
            You're right, YOU won't really see much of a bump. But other people will, so they still get an awesome release :P

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            • #7
              Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
              Wouldn't the performance increase only occur if you actually use Nepomuk? I personally keep it disabled so I'm sure I'm not going to get much of a performance difference.
              On the contrary. You can now try to enable it, and have a change to get infinite performance increase.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                Wouldn't the performance increase only occur if you actually use Nepomuk? I personally keep it disabled so I'm sure I'm not going to get much of a performance difference.
                Dude, isn't this so obvious it's not worth stating? It's like complaining that you don't get nvidia's latest driver improvements because you run an intel gpu.

                But if you disabled because of speed issues, why not try out the updated backend?

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                • #9
                  Exciting

                  Wait, Baloo is already going to be in this release? This is actually very exciting. I very much like the idea of indexed and metadata search but Nepomuk is a bit slow.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pumrel View Post
                    Wait, Baloo is already going to be in this release?
                    Yuuuuuup, they used as much code from Nepomuk as they could to make sure it was mature and tested code ontop of the new architecture.

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                    • #11
                      I'm more interested in the port to Qt5 and Wayland - it's not going to be part of 4.13, right?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sandy8925 View Post
                        I'm more interested in the port to Qt5 and Wayland - it's not going to be part of 4.13, right?
                        That is in alpha at the moment and is called "KDE Frameworks 5". Most of the work on the platform are going on there at the moment, this time around though it is a staggered release which means it will be a while before a lot of the applications are ported.

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                        • #13
                          KDE 4.13 likely won't be too exciting on the feature front since most of the work right now is about KDE Frameworks 5 / Qt5 integration and other tasks
                          Obviously this is only applies if, like the article, one uses KDE as a synonym for Plasma Desktop.

                          For those of us, who consider KDE to be the source of many applications we use day in, day out, most of the work right now is about work on these applications.
                          For those who use KDE as the umbrella term, this is also the case.

                          For any but the first group the statement of the article will start to make sense once KDE Frameworks 5 is released and actual application porting starts.

                          Cheers,
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