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Re: [trinity-devel] Suggestion to drop [t|k]win from Trinity and replace it by KWin4

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:27:14 +0100
On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:41:22 +0000
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <luke.leighton@...> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
> wrote:
> 
> >> Right away AFAIK we would lose DCOP integration,
> > which should not be any issue for a window manager. Window managers
> > use X for IPC as well you get D-Bus integration.
> 
>  don't get me started on d-bus :)
> 
> > Given that in the long run you want to
> > migrate to Qt 4
> 
>  no, martin, they don't.  they want to use QT3, stay there, and
> continue to maintain QT3 as a proper honest-to-god _real_ and _active_
> Free Software Community Project (*1).  it consumes significantly less
> resources.  you remember KDE 3 minimum requirements from 8 years ago?
> i do.  500mhz Pentium III and only 128mb of RAM.
I doubt it ran well with such hardware; I already tried to use KDE 3.1
with a 350MHz K6-II and 224 MB RAM and it was dog slow compared to
the old GNOME2 provided by the distribution (distribution: Mandrake
9.1). As a comparison, I already ran the Fedora 14 KDE LiveCD (KDE
4.5.2) with a 2004 entry-level desktop (2,4 GHz Celeron, 256 MB RAM)
and the performances were better than Mandriva 2006 (KDE 3.4.2) as a
LiveCD on the K6-II.
That's all for KDE3 supposedly being incredibly lighter than KDE4 (and
no is isn't the graphics card, unless you consider an Intel 845G as a
good graphics card).
There are only a few things that are missing from KDE4 to be a really
great desktop out of the box:
-sane default options
-good graphics drivers on the underlying OS
-sane default options
> 
>  l.
> 
> (*1) nokia / trolltech's one-way-push of source code - 6 months late -
> is *not* a community-driven project.
> 
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