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  • phoronix
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    KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Released, More K Improvements

    Phoronix: KDE 4.3 Beta 2 Released, More K Improvements

    The KDE crew has shipped the second beta release of the forthcoming KDE 4.3 desktop environment. As described in the release announcement, "KDE 4.3 focuses on polishing and completing the user experience by providing a modern and beautiful Free working environment."Some of the KDE 4.3 highlights include PolicyKit integration, Geolocation services support, new window animation effects, SVG-themed desktop and panel toolbox, new Plasmoids, and many other additions and improvements...

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

  • kraftman
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    Originally posted by Torsten Rahn View Post
    Hi. If Marble suffers from severe performance issues for you then it's most likely a driver issue related to XOrg drivers whose 2D support is bad. You can try running Marble with

    marble -graphicssystem raster

    if you are using Qt 4.5. Or wait for Marble 0.8 which will have this mode as a setting in the settings dialog. If this improves speed then it's definetely an XOrg bug and you should report it to the XOrg developers.
    Running Marble on Windows and MacOS X usually doesn't have this "performance issue" and performance there is fine.
    Thank you. I will give it a try.

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  • Torsten Rahn
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    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
    Can you give some examples? In my opinion an only application which suffers from low performance is Marble, but just because it doesn't support hardware acceleration yet. In example Konqueror is as efficient as Firefox 3 when comes to memory usage and its interface is far more responsive. It's not fair to compare KDE 4 and Gnome, because Gnome doesn't have many KDE features (so it consumes less memory).
    Hi. If Marble suffers from severe performance issues for you then it's most likely a driver issue related to XOrg drivers whose 2D support is bad. You can try running Marble with

    marble -graphicssystem raster

    if you are using Qt 4.5. Or wait for Marble 0.8 which will have this mode as a setting in the settings dialog. If this improves speed then it's definetely an XOrg bug and you should report it to the XOrg developers.
    Running Marble on Windows and MacOS X usually doesn't have this "performance issue" and performance there is fine.

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  • Melcar
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    kwin with compositing goes mad sometimes, hogging cpu. Not too bad (like 30-50% in htop) but still. At least it is easily solved....

    Under Jaunty, the most kwin uses on my laptop is 20-30% or so (which is still a lot if you ask me). Xorg is the one that goes nuts; 30-60% a few minutes after I turn on my laptop. Now that's just insane. This is with radeon (6.12.1) and opengl composition.
    Last edited by Melcar; 06-17-2009, 04:47 PM.

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  • krazy
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    no, it is ati+fglrx.
    X starts hogging too when it is happening - but not as bad as kwin.
    Hmm, yeah there are a couple of bugs on kde's bugzilla - maybe add some info?

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  • energyman
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    no, it is ati+fglrx.
    X starts hogging too when it is happening - but not as bad as kwin.

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  • krazy
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    kwin with compositing goes mad sometimes, hogging cpu. Not too bad (like 30-50% in htop) but still. At least it is easily solved....
    is that on a nvidia card? I think there were some driver issues exposed by kwin a while ago, but thought they'd been fixed in later driver releases..

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  • energyman
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    kwin with compositing goes mad sometimes, hogging cpu. Not too bad (like 30-50% in htop) but still. At least it is easily solved....

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  • krazy
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    Originally posted by hax0r View Post
    Hefty changelog, nice improvements, but still it needs to be faster and more efficient. The amount of resources some K apps use is a disaster. At least it logs out faster.
    Hmm, it seems quite nippy to me - my regular kde apps are konqueror, konsole, ktorrent & dolphin. Which apps do you see hogging resources?

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by kxmas View Post
    Has anyone seen any information on the target platform for KDE 4.3? Something like a recommended or minimum hardware requirement?
    Same requirements as 4.0. System targets haven't changed.

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