Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

KDE Developers Polish The Desktop Ahead Of Next Month's Plasma 5.22

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
    Charlie68
    Senior Member

  • Charlie68
    replied
    Personalmente non me ne frega niente di queste guerre interne linux DE, che a mio parere sono molto stupide. Ti piace Gnomo? Usa Gnomo, ti piace plasma usare plasma, ognuno ha pro e contro, ma ogni volta che si tratta di Plasma o Gnomo, leggere la solita litania è deprimente.
    Personalmente sono grato al team Gnome e al team KDE per il lavoro che devono affrontare e sono felice di avere alternative.
    Non vedo l'ora dell'arrivo di Plasma 5.22 che dovrebbe apportare ulteriori miglioramenti sulla via terra, immagino che il prossimo Plasma LTS verrà spedire via terra per impostazione predefinita, se continuiamo così.
    Sto usando Plasma 5.21 su wayland e pipewire su Tumbleweed sul mio pc costantemente e anche se tutto non è ancora perfetto, sono soddisfatto, ma non vedo l'ora di 5.22. Ottimo lavoro.

    Leave a comment:

  • extremesquared
    Phoronix Member

  • extremesquared
    replied
    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
    ... As far UIs are concerned, responsiveness is determined by a few milliseconds, immersion can be broken by being a single pixel off. "it's just a few seconds, no biggie" is not what I want to hear from my favorite DE developer...
    This feels like an over-simplification of the chaos that is UI design.
    Gnome took the position that saving some people milliseconds in the UI was good even if it sent others into an hours-long dive into dconf/gconf on stackoverflow to accomplish some DE tasks.
    With KDE, there is a potentially overwhelming and ugly wall of in-UI configurability.

    Interestingly, when extended to the extreme, both of these dogmas come to the same endpoint:
    Infinite simplicity / streamlining would be a UI that does nothing, where everyone becomes a programmer/bash power user by necessity.
    Infinite complexity / flexibility of the UI results in practically the same outcome, just with a mouse involved.

    Leave a comment:

  • bug77
    Senior Member

  • bug77
    replied
    Originally posted by ngraham View Post
    ...
    So there is one extra step, and the flow is a bit different. I agree that this could be streamlined a bit, but we're talking about a matter of seconds. I'm not sure this qualifies as a huge deal.
    ...
    I think that mentality is what keeps KDE from being a truly great DE.
    As far UIs are concerned, responsiveness is determined by a few milliseconds, immersion can be broken by being a single pixel off. "it's just a few seconds, no biggie" is not what I want to hear from my favorite DE developer.
    And I do understand how hard it is to make a proper DE for free. Hell, even Microsoft with all their billions will do a Windows 8 sometimes. But I do believe having the right mindset is paramount.

    Leave a comment:

  • extremesquared
    Phoronix Member

  • extremesquared
    replied
    Originally posted by ngraham View Post

    We fixed that last week. I mentioned it in https://pointieststick.com/2021/04/3...-so-much-more/.
    The power of the screenshot utility is such an under-appreciated part of kde. I use it pretty much daily for work. Drag and drop from spectacle works in slack and most in-browser apps I use (jira especially). It's pretty common that a cropped still is exactly the amount of screen sharing necessary for collaborative work.

    Leave a comment:

  • ngraham
    Senior Member

  • ngraham
    replied
    Originally posted by Lanz View Post
    They really need to rework Kickoff (the start menu) yet again. You open it up and naturally your mouse goes up to one of the categories, causing you to have to bring it back down and hover over favourites again to see them.
    We fixed that last week. I mentioned it in https://pointieststick.com/2021/04/3...-so-much-more/.

    Leave a comment:

  • Vistaus
    Senior Member

  • Vistaus
    replied
    Originally posted by Lanz View Post
    They really need to rework Kickoff (the start menu) yet again. You open it up and naturally your mouse goes up to one of the categories, causing you to have to bring it back down and hover over favourites again to see them.
    Bug report or it didn't happen. #FollowTheUnofficialPhoronixRules

    Leave a comment:

  • ngraham
    Senior Member

  • ngraham
    replied
    Not really. We can query users from outside SDDM and present a list of which user to switch to so what when you get to SDDM, it's showing you that user such that entering the user's password will take you right there. It's just a matter of doing it. I have filed a bug report to track the request: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=436821

    Leave a comment:

  • tornado99
    Junior Member

  • tornado99
    replied
    Originally posted by ngraham View Post


    It's actually pretty similat to on OS X. Compare:

    macOS:
    1. Click your own name in the menubar
    2. Click the name of the user you want to switch to
    [you are taken to a big login prompt thingy]
    3. Enter password for that user
    4. Hit enter key or click button

    Plasma
    1. Hit Meta Key or click Kickoff icon to open it
    2. Click "Switch User"
    [you are taken to SDDM, the login manager]
    3. Click on user you want to switch to
    4. Enter password for that user
    5. Hit enter key or click button

    So there is one extra step, and the flow is a bit different. I agree that this could be streamlined a bit, but we're talking about a matter of seconds. I'm not sure this qualifies as a huge deal.

    Still, probably not that hard to change so that you select which user you want to switch to a bit earlier.
    Isn't the problem here that SDDM is not integrated into KDE and just does its own thing? On macOS I can see which other users are on the computer, and which are logged in from a drop down menu on the top bar. KDE Plasma has no idea about the status of other user accounts . Perhaps Plasma needs a more integrated DDM.

    Leave a comment:

  • Lanz
    Phoronix Member

  • Lanz
    replied
    They really need to rework Kickoff (the start menu) yet again. You open it up and naturally your mouse goes up to one of the categories, causing you to have to bring it back down and hover over favourites again to see them.

    Leave a comment:

  • aufkrawall
    Senior Member

  • aufkrawall
    replied
    Originally posted by ngraham View Post
    What are the strange behaviors and inconsistencies? I use Alt+Tab 5000 times a day and it's working pretty well for my use cases at least.
    Sometimes the application thumbnail list (the one with an x that allows to close them) isn't fully rendered on top of fullscreen windows with compositing suspended, then only the frame of the switcher is visible. Sadly, this happens rather erratically. The same probably applies to broken blur effect of krunner after compositing was suspended.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X