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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-devel] kicker trips over its own feet!

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 11:36:15 -0600
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> On my notebook (OpenSuSE install) the following happens, if I place the
> "kicker" panel upright on the right side:
> * "kicker" completely hogs 1 core (with ~4000 BogoMIPS) for around 150
> seconds
> (yes 2:30!), just to layout and display the panel and react to interaction
> again
> * the resulting layout is very far from optimal (to be polite)
> * whenever I try to change any configuration option, either via 'kcontrol'
> or
> panel functions, a new "kicker" is spawned, incurring the 2:30 minutes
> paralysis penalty
> * when trying to change the panel-clock configuration (hoping) to improve
> layout, the system after some minutes was driven into a trashing frenzy so
> bad, I had to physically switch of the machine (STRG+ALT+DEL or
> switching to a VT were not possible anymore, terminal windows not
> reactive,
> even "top" was essentially frozen!)
> To better understand your vision of Trinity -- what is your perception:
> On one hand the code base is from KDE3 in the era of 4:3 displays --
> placing
> the panel sideways was at least unusual -- I never tried, and don't know
> if
> this ever worked or was expected to work ...
> On the other hand, in the era of 16:9 displays IMHO side panels are a
> desirable option ...
> So, is the reported behavior
> * a bug report?
> * a request for improvement?
> * a change request?
> * to be expected and tolerated for such an uncouth non-traditional
> configuration (;-) ?
> Best regards,
> ThoMaus

That is most definitely a bug report, probably with a relatively high
priority.  It should Just Work.

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