KDE 4.11 Gets Memory Usage Improvements
Phoronix: KDE 4.11 Gets Memory Usage Improvements
Thanks in part to a computer hardware retailer being closed, KDE 4.11 (and KDE 4.12) will offer improved system memory usage...
... I'm not sure what it says about the process that the developer's first instinct was to throw money, (in the form of new hardware), at the problem.
Nepomuk The Hog
I tried KDE almost two years ago and Nepomuk seemed excrutiatingly slow on an i-5 Sandy Bridge notebook. Thumbs up if it ever gets any better. Oh, wait, this was about memory usage only. But still, hooray to whoever tames the beast.
KDE is the slowest UI in my opinion.
Kmix sometimes goes skew.
You're working on outdated information if you only used it two years ago. In the last year alone Nepomuk has been gutted and basically rewritten from scratch into a much simpler indexer. Try 4.11 when it comes out.
Originally Posted by eltomito
I really wasn't trying to be unfair; just observing a phenomenon which is endemic to society. Conservation is almost always an after-thought, if that. I think the problem may be worse in tech, where fascination with the new *shiny* obscures servicing the "legacy" systems.
Originally Posted by salsadoom
Not that a failure to conserve is anything new; I imagine many millenia ago Og woke up and thought, "Gee, where did all the wooly mammoths go?" The question, then, is what our legacy will be.
Only if you're hitting driver bugs or something like that... Seriously KDE can be so cut down and minimalized that you can run it on just about anything... the only thing i've ever had problems with it on was Nvidia hardware with Nouveau under an old Ubuntu install.
Originally Posted by verde
Time limits. Time is in/of itself a resource. I've thrown money at things in order to save time that I can use elsewhere.
Originally Posted by Rambo Tribble
I didn't catch what his hardware requirements are, but what does a gig of memory cost? 10 bucks? 20 bucks? How many hours do you think he invested into fixing these problems? 5 hours? 10? The math doesn't necessarily stack up with how utterly cheap memory has become in the last decade. Buying new memory is much more logical than conservation here.
Just so it's said, I'm very glad the hardware store was closed. I'm glad we have these improvements.