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KDE Releases Frameworks 5

KugelKurt Re:What's been removed,dumbed down,made incompatib (87 comments)

What's been removed,dumbed down,made incompatible?

You know this is a release of the Frameworks, right?
Nothing has been dumbed down, kde3support is gone but other than that KF5 is mostly source-compatible with kdelibs4.

about three weeks ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

KugelKurt Re:icewm (611 comments)

Can't say I ever experienced those issues. No idea which distro and which DE you used.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

KugelKurt Re:icewm (611 comments)

I've been testing out various distros since 1998, and that's been my experience all the way back: to run at the same clip as the concurrent Windows, linux (at least with the desktops of equivalent competence and featureset) needs about 3x the hardware under it.

Clip? What clip?
Are you referring to some internet video played using Flash? Flash under Linux is about as crappy as Flash under OSX. Officially Flash under Linux supports some form of video acceleration but I never saw it work properly. Luckily the world is moving to HTML5 video.

For a while AMD tried pushing their own video acceleration technology under Linux. AFAIK nothing noteworthy ever supported that. Luckily at least their open source drivers started supporting VDPAU, originally invented by NVidia. AMD's proprietary Catalyst drivers do not support VDPAU natively and require a small wrapper library.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

KugelKurt Re:Choosing and not choosing KDE (611 comments)

I still use KDE 3.5.10, the sanest, the most customizable, and the most convenient KDE that has ever existed.

If a majority of people shared your opinion, the Trinity Desktop wasn't a project of only a handful of devs. http://trinitydesktop.org/cont...

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

KugelKurt Re:Windows 7 it is (611 comments)

Unfortunately, Windows 7 turns out to be much more stable, consistent, faster and more productive in every way compared to the mess of Gnome, Unity etc encountered these days with Ubuntu.

Duh. Canonical has very few resources to throw behind actual maintenance. Red Hat is the company to go for commercial-grade stability and support.

about a month ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

KugelKurt Re:icewm (611 comments)

Intel has probably spent an order of magnitude more engineering time in optimizing its Windows display drivers specifically for smooth motion under Aero.

Intel writes two completely different drivers. Their Windows driver shares zero code with Linux's. Therefore there are use cases in which Linux performs better and others where Windows is better.

Linux is also inherently more difficult to optimize for because it is far more diverse. This isn't a problem for more powerful CPUs and graphics cards, but those with less powerful devices are going to feel some pain.

If what you wrote were true, NT kernel-based Windows Phone 8 would easily run on hardware Linux (Maemo, MeeGo, low-end Android) runs.

about a month ago
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GNOME 3.10 Released

KugelKurt Re:Please skip the next version (218 comments)

Please skip making a 3.11 version... just to avoid another flood of ".. for Workgroups" jokes.

Uneven version numbers are development releases. It's never been any different in Gnome.

about 10 months ago
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Amarok 2.8 "Return To the Origin" Released

KugelKurt Re:KDE 4 + Amaraok 2 were terrible ideas. (99 comments)

Amarok never recovered after 2.0.

If Amarok was so bad, why is it so popular?
According to https://www.ohloh.net/p/amarok it has a rating of 4.5/5.0 and "High Activity" with 56 current contributors (400 overall; not even counting translations as they are in another repo (SVN not git)). That's a lot for only a music player.

about a year ago
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Amarok 2.8 "Return To the Origin" Released

KugelKurt Re:Sorry, not interested (99 comments)

I guess I wasn't clear. I've had "-semantic-desktop" set globally (in make.conf) all along. I dumped Amarok when it started insisting it wanted kedlibs(+semantic-desktop), and nepomuk (which I refuse to install) as well.

That's broken packaging on Gentoo's side. File a Gentoo bug report.

about a year ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

KugelKurt Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

Yet another example how socialism fails.

You have a weird definition of socialism.

about a year ago
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Fedora Core May Be Reborn

KugelKurt Re: I use CentOS for those unless I have no choice (92 comments)

If Fedora "isn't stable enough for anything other then the desktop" then it's not stable enough for the desktop, either. I don't want free reboots on my desktop box while I'm trying to use it.

From my experience Fedora is about as stable as most Ubuntu releases with the distinct difference that Fedora actually gets updated throughout it life time.

about a year ago
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Hands On With Motorola's Moto X

KugelKurt Android 4.3? (120 comments)

So a Google subsidiary can't use Google's latest OS? Lame... I rather get a Nexus instead.

about a year ago
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:Yup Gnome 3 sucks (376 comments)

Gnome had the right idea (merging tablet and desktop interfaces)

That's not the right idea. The right idea is to create a set of building blocks that can easily be assembled into very different UI paradigms without compromising the others. KDE's Plasma framework has already been used to create desktop, netbook, tablet, and mediacenter shells.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:ChromeOS... (376 comments)

How funny then that Chrome browser chose GTK....

Chrome only uses GTK for minor stuff like the Open/Save window. The actual Chrome UI is written in Google's own Skia library, not GTK.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:I just started working on gnome (376 comments)

I just became the maintainer of a small games project in gnome and I have to say, the lack of (wo)manpower really shows.

Even tough I share the criticism here about GTK, your example does not really mean a lot. In many big FOSS projects small subprojects are driven by maybe just a single developer. It's exactly the same in striving projects like KDE which also has fringe subprojects like some games or screensavers. Heck, recently even two Calligra apps lost their maintainer and nobody could step in.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:They shot themselves in the foot (376 comments)

The KDE philosophy may be fine IF you can throw more or less unlimited resources on it

"Will Stephenson from openSUSE giving a talk on how to make a more lightweight #KDE at #akademy2013 . KLyDE (the optimized version) has a memory footprint of only 119 MB!"
https://plus.google.com/106620870500514995860/posts/GuXFD4wqj3V

Btw, funny how you attempt to prove "KDE philosophy" the Extragear application Digikam that is not even part of mainline KDE.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:They shot themselves in the foot (376 comments)

It was an imminently practical response.

No. The GNU project had proper UI frameworks for years before KDE existed: Gnustep. However it had practically no support from any GNU member. It took KDE to enter the scene and the GNUs suddenly ran wildly around like headless chicken. So instead of deciding to use a proper frameworks set (Gnustep) they chose to chop an image editor apart and rip out its toolkit that was never designed to be a general purpose one.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:They shot themselves in the foot (376 comments)

Whether the developers realize it or not, GIMP, Inkscape and Gnumeric will end up as Qt applications or they'll become irrelevant.

Doubt it. Contributors to OpenOffice/LibreOffice cope with its homegrown VCL toolkit since many years because it's easier than porting everything to Qt.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:They shot themselves in the foot (376 comments)

Great. Then tell me of all the wonderful Qt applications people commonly use. I use GIMP, Inkscape, Gnumeric GTK+ applications quite frequently and have used zero Qt applications so far.

Common people use Skype, VLC, etc. and not Gnumeric.

1 year,4 days
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The Last GUADEC?

KugelKurt Re:Its NOT smartphones. (376 comments)

Gnome sucks. Its a UI made not for normal users but for the designers imaginary friends.

Funny, I never liked the Gnome 2.x UI (which Xfce also mimics) but I like Gnome Shell a lot. I like it second best after Plasma Desktop.

1 year,4 days

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