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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KControl and the confusing mess it has become.

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:12:14 +0100
On Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:57:49 -0800 (PST)
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> > I use KDE 4.8 on one of my laptops and use it nearly the
> > same way as I
> > use Trinity.
> > Could you just name such a "latest desktop fashion" which
> > is:
> > -newer than KDE 3.5
> > -visible from the user (e.g. not the fact that KMail2 uses
> > Akonadi), and
> > -which use is *required* in the KDE4 desktop interface
> Sure, I can do that. :)
> Odd that you should exclude KMail and Akonadi, which pretty much pins
> the tail on the donkey.
Because it is a technical one, and I was talking about user-interface
change. If it works (and it seems to finally work in 4.8) it won't
change anything for the user. Moreover a SQL DB is not necessarily
heavy, such technology was already used in LAMP stacks a decade ago,
when the first PIV's were the latest radiators from Intel.
> KDE4 will not run on older hardware. An idle, stripped-to-the-bones
> KDE4 desktop (along with the underlying operating system) requires
> more than 512 MB of RAM. That more or less excludes people on fixed
> incomes with older computers and people in developing regions of the
> world from using KDE4. From my perspective KDE4 has become a geek's
> playground and geeks almost always have bleeding edge hardware.
> Understandably so because time is money. The faster development
> proceeds the faster the results. Better hardware improves that kind
> of environment. But that kind of environment is not what non
> developers use, which is where software should always be tested.
> Fellow geeks using bleeding edge hardware and sharing similar
> opinions seldom provide good feedback for usability testing.
I think it will somehow run on 256 MB of RAM. But not anything less.
By the way 512 MB of old-technology RAM is significantly cheaper than
a new computer, if the motherboard supports it. In France it is
something like €15 including taxes.