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  • phoronix
    started a topic KDE 4.6.0 Has Arrived

    KDE 4.6.0 Has Arrived

    Phoronix: KDE 4.6.0 Has Arrived

    Besides today being an exciting day in that AMD has finally fixed the screen tearing issues with the Catalyst 11.1 binary driver (albeit at the cost of increased video memory usage and additional latency), KDE desktop fans can be more excited as version 4.6 of the KDE Software Compilation has been released. KDE 4.6.0 brings many new improvements and features to the Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and KDE Development Platform...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTA0OQ

  • yesterday
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    hey i use kde4.6 on kubuntu 11.04 and i don't unterstand your problem...

    what is your problem??? i use it everyday...
    The problem is with the development model.

    It's pretty obvious. It has nothing to do with what bugs you or some other person is experiencing because that is anecdotal.

    The problem is the model and the mentality of KDE devs that says that the next version is more important than what is released. Maybe they have a target version sometime in the future they plan to stabilize on, but that means each new point release is a like a beta for the stable version yet to come.

    I'm a big KDE4 fan, but when you constantly hear about all the important new things coming up in 4.x+1, or when you look for support and are told that a fix will be in the next point release, it really makes you doubt whether the thing can every be considered stable.

    I'm hoping now that they've cleaned up search, hal, and hopefully soon pim, they can focus on bug fixing and performance in within the 4.7 series at least

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  • t.s.
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    Just finished Installed it. On the spot, I get this KWin closed unexpectedly. Well, it is to be expected, no?

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  • BlackStar
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    Originally posted by t.s. View Post
    So, everyone, your-first-adopter comment please?
    not xperience when you tried it on just the 1st day, but on 4days+.
    want to upgrade my vbox arch to kde to give it a try
    After a few days of upgrades, my plasma stopped crashing here. I still get some intermittent crashes, esp. on shutdown, but nothing too serious.

    KDE 4.6 / Mesa 7.10 appear to run slightly faster than KDE 4.5 / Mesa 7.9, which is pretty nice in itself. The rest of the changes are mostly cosmetic, as far as day-to-day use is concerned.

    I can also confirm every single issue reported by RealNC. Some of those, like the "minimize effect heading towards the wrong part of the screen" also existed in 4.5, which is a pretty weaksauce showing. I'd love it if the developers took made some effort to tie up some of those issues. They may be relatively minor, but they do mar the user experience.

    No real complaints otherwise.

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  • t.s.
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    So, everyone, your-first-adopter comment please?
    not xperience when you tried it on just the 1st day, but on 4days+.
    want to upgrade my vbox arch to kde to give it a try

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    The other pet peeve I have with KDE is the kickoff menu. I have yet to come across anyone that prefers this to the classic menu.
    Well, now you have. Me!

    Kickoff is SO, SO, SO much better than the classic menu.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    Well, me neither. It's just that they're annoying and make KDE look unpolished and untested.
    sure... thats true. but hey one day thats for sure kde will really good gold status.



    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    This has nothing to do with KDE development. They are different devs. KDE devs don't write WebM or X.Org drivers. Are you saying that the KDE devs should focus on HTML5/WebM and X.Org drivers?
    Jehovah Jehovah Jehovah Jehovah LOL



    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    Mentioning bugs does help KDE. If no one says anything, they won't get fixed, and KDE won't get better. No?
    sure... you are good in saying the name of Jehovah

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    I cannot sync up the time with any of the Servers.

    what are you talking about?? ?



    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    The other pet peeve I have with KDE is the kickoff menu. I have yet to come across anyone that prefers this to the classic menu.
    here i'm i prefer the kickoff menu! i really don't like the classic windows95 bullshit menu.

    the windows95bullshit menu just hurt not so good mouse skilled people and yes i'm very good skilled mouse driver and i like how easy and save to use style of the kickoff menu.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by devius View Post
    @Qaridarium Luckily for us those are all different software products, so they are being developed in parallel and not sequentially.
    o well sure i'm lucky about that

    well i'm sure KDE fight but maybe newer versions 4.7 is more important than fixing bugs.

    some bugs are generally fixed by newer versions to.

    I'm a happy kde user

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    maybe i have an high tolerance to software bugs but not a single one of your bug really make me cry
    Well, me neither. It's just that they're annoying and make KDE look unpolished and untested.

    a clean html5/webm world helps linux more than fixing all KDE bugs.

    second on the list would be wayland to kill X and a bugfree opensource driver that helps linux more than an bugfree KDE be sure.
    This has nothing to do with KDE development. They are different devs. KDE devs don't write WebM or X.Org drivers. Are you saying that the KDE devs should focus on HTML5/WebM and X.Org drivers?

    but yes sure you can also point out every kindergarden bug of KDE and write how bad kde is this will help a lot
    Mentioning bugs does help KDE. If no one says anything, they won't get fixed, and KDE won't get better. No?

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