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    Phoronix: KDE 4.1.2 Released, Deletes Files Faster

    KDE 4.1.2 is now available as another monthly point update for the KDE 4.1 code-base. This release contains several enhancements to this desktop environment, among which is the new JavaScript bytecode interpreter "Frostbyte" for KHTML, Kopete fixes, KGpg fixes, and the delete file operation has been sped up by approximately 32 times...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njc2Mg

  • #2
    The best just got better

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    • #3
      What the... I thought Phoronix was being silly in reporting the faster file deletion. But checking the official kde site, they really do list that as a top feature!

      lmao.

      even if that's the case, it means several things - deleting files was 32 times slower before, and/or their PR has no idea what are they doing

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      • #4
        Time to update my KDE box . But the thing still has a long ways to go before I can confidently get rid of my KDE3 install.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vadi View Post
          What the... I thought Phoronix was being silly in reporting the faster file deletion. But checking the official kde site, they really do list that as a top feature!

          lmao.

          even if that's the case, it means several things - deleting files was 32 times slower before, and/or their PR has no idea what are they doing
          It really was 32 times slower as before when deleting a single file the directory contents were rechecked and repopulated. As you can imagine on directories with large numbers of files, deleting took forever if you were deleting more than one file.

          Either way it isn't so much a new feature, more of a bugfix

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          • #6
            KDE is every day (month) better. Can't wait to see the stable KDE 4.2

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            • #7
              Deleting 5000 files went from 8 minutes to 15 seconds - http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3683

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              • #8
                I think KDE still has a long way to go if KDE4 needs to reimplement the same old features that KDE3 had.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MetalheadGautham View Post
                  I think KDE still has a long way to go if KDE4 needs to reimplement the same old features that KDE3 had.
                  Yes, of course but it takes time, maybe in KDE 4.3 you will have a full futures KDE compared to the 3.5 version.

                  For example, a top future that was missed in KDE 4 was the panel auto hiding, now (since 4.1.1 I think) it is possible.

                  Also when KDE 3 came out, it was not complete.
                  The same happens all the time...

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                  • #10
                    Wow, autopanel hiding and x32 time improvement in deleting files! This thing really rocks, I can't wait to install it! Only for the sake of it, I think I'll be constantly deleting random stuff to enjoy the new benefits.

                    Keep up the good work.

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                    • #11
                      The "core" stuff is all there. The bugs get fewer and fewer with each passing day. The faster file deletion is a big help (now my bottleneck is NFS once again, which is to say "not much of a bottleneck at all").

                      Not too many pieces missing now. Powerdevil is there and works great, but needs a more obvious interface (using Krunner is great, but who is going to know to do that?). Amarok2 needs to get done. And someone needs to work some magic with Solid and make a KNetworkManager replacement.

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                      • #12
                        ^^You forgot K3B, the best Disc burning utility ever.
                        Its still note done for KDE4.
                        I use an SVN release, and it crashes before I even finish adding all the files.
                        The current state does everything except the part where I click the burn button and expect it to burn. Instead, it gives some errors.

                        I hope that we see KDE 4.2 to be released this year end has the old features back.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MetalheadGautham View Post
                          I hope that we see KDE 4.2 to be released this year end has the old features back.
                          erm... you mean next year (late january)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MetalheadGautham View Post
                            ^^You forgot K3B, the best Disc burning utility ever.
                            Its still note done for KDE4.
                            I use an SVN release, and it crashes before I even finish adding all the files.
                            The current state does everything except the part where I click the burn button and expect it to burn. Instead, it gives some errors.

                            I hope that we see KDE 4.2 to be released this year end has the old features back.
                            Although Amarok and K3B are both essential apps, I was under the impression that they weren't a part of the core of KDE (like Quanta and Kopete) and instead were separate projects (like KOffice).

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                            • #15
                              @Metal Head:
                              D'oh! Now that I've got my file server working wonderfully, I tend to forget about k3b. Everything's on an NFS share that I access from everywhere. Worst case scenario, I need to move things to a thumb drive....

                              @JoeSixPack:
                              Technically, you're right. Reading developer blogs, you'd never guess it, though. Amarok is doing just as much to push the "pillars of KDE4" as anything else.

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