From x.org old docs:
On nvidia card, it's 2-3% single 1.6Ghz Sandy Bridge core (when uncomposited, of course)Quote:
5.15. Option ``backingstore''
This is not specifically a driver option. It is used to enable the server's support for backing store, a mechanism by which pixel data for occluded window regions is remembered by the server thereby alleviating the need to send expose events to X clients when the data needs to be redisplayed.
Weeeell, this thread sure took a surprising turn. Ponies and /a/ discussion here?
Still though to consider the titles he listed good indicates he hasn't really watched much of anything beyond the popular stuff which tends to be mostly shonen-jump which is well.... shonen-jump.. and there's still good stuff still being made you just have to be looking at more than "What's popular?"
If only they could also make user interfaces which didn't sucked, (I don't know what I think about the tightly integrated software dependencies either) and a decent media player. JuK works fine for music but what about video? That new music player on S I haven't tried because there's no opensuse packages for it (it's not a KDE application either, but it's written with Qt at least.)
Wobbling and transparencies doesn't make a good UI.
For video playback I just use VLC. It uses qt as well. Though I also use Clementine for music.
The above quoted post proved to be incentive enough to do that. For that, Kivada I thank you.
Regarding what you said tough, I am compelled to say this is a load of crap.
Please note that I'm saying that as a single, regular user with only the basics of Linux use and administration.
Which means I don't really care about code quality behind (altough I accept to live with temporary regression if there are benefits long-term).
So, about upcoming of Plasma. I don't have the slightest idea of what it meant as technical changes. What I saw as novelties and immediate benefits as a user were...
- Simplicity: be it to mess with funny and useless effects, or try and build my own desktop using actually useful effects, all was much simpler. Especially with the new feature allowing to browse and install effects/widgets/backgrounds/etc with just a few mouse clicks.
- Reliability: it has been some years since I had last bugs or crashes relating to UI, since sometime around KDE 4.3 or smthing like that. Overall, even the widgets are less prone to crash (unless you try some newest or discontinued ones).
- Extensibility: some of widgets provided out-of-the-box are actually very useful once you get the idea behind (like Folder View), and while many are really superfluous I could notice that there is a large choice of more or less good widgets depending on your uses. A larger choice than before, which makes me think that maybe, it's easier now to create some widgets so people who have good ideas but less programming skills dare try.
In short: as a plain and blissfully non-savvy user, I have appreciated first-hands the benefits of the migration to Plasma (even if I still have some minor gripes with the UI in general). I shouldn't have fed the troll but I couldn't resist. Congrats to you!