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    Phoronix: KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive

    KDE 4.9 will be released in August and overall it feels more responsive and faster during desktop use than its predecessors...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0MzE

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Great, KDE has matured a lot, that makes me really happy.

    Now if they could only split kdelibs into smaller and individual libs, port things to Qt5 and Wayland, and keep doing incremental changes and bugfixes, that would be amazing.

    Thanks KDE people!
    Would not be a bad idea to split the kdelibs package into smaller packages as its gotten quite big

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Now if they could only split kdelibs into smaller and individual libs,
    They are already in the process of doing this. The initiative is called "frameworks 5" and has been underway for a while now. It will still be a while before it is done, there are a lot of inter-dependencies between bits of kdelibs and kde-runtime that need to be untangled and cleaned out if the individual libs are actually going to be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Very nice. Thanks for letting us know.
    Most people already know.

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    I'm not seeing any difference, other then more frequent crashes. Kopete seems to lead the pack. I know Telepathy is supposed to be the new kid on the block, but that doesn't even show me my yahoo contacts; which is a step up because it used to be unable to log in.
    It's not all bad, it's just a crash or two in a whole day of using KDE. Hopefully the final version will fix these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug77 View Post
    I'm not seeing any difference, other then more frequent crashes. Kopete seems to lead the pack. I know Telepathy is supposed to be the new kid on the block, but that doesn't even show me my yahoo contacts; which is a step up because it used to be unable to log in.
    It's not all bad, it's just a crash or two in a whole day of using KDE. Hopefully the final version will fix these.
    Is it just kopete that crashes? It's nearly dead project, but still being used, because Telepathy isn't mature yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug77 View Post
    I'm not seeing any difference, other then more frequent crashes. Kopete seems to lead the pack. I know Telepathy is supposed to be the new kid on the block, but that doesn't even show me my yahoo contacts; which is a step up because it used to be unable to log in.
    It's not all bad, it's just a crash or two in a whole day of using KDE. Hopefully the final version will fix these.
    I don't dare to install beta stuff on my PC as it's daily production.
    But from the numbers shown in the main article, I would not say KDE v4.9 is better than v4.8.
    At the best it is a little "better", no more than 1% of performance gain. I use to call this "background noise" and a human user (vs the robotic tester) would hardly perceive it!
    You can get much better results with low-latency kernels, with a smart choice of CPU and I/O schedulers in the kernel.
    Ah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uqbar View Post
    But from the numbers shown in the main article, I would not say KDE v4.9 is better than v4.8.
    At the best it is a little "better", no more than 1% of performance gain. I use to call this "background noise" and a human user (vs the robotic tester) would hardly perceive it!
    You can get much better results with low-latency kernels, with a smart choice of CPU and I/O schedulers in the kernel.
    Ah!
    Uh, that is not KDE workspace performance, that is performance of games running under KDE. It is totally irrelevant to whether the KDE workspace itself, or even ordinary applications running under the KDE workspace, have improved performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uqbar View Post
    I don't dare to install beta stuff on my PC as it's daily production.
    I do and they're usually stable enough so my work still gets done. Just goes to show that, with all the whining, the software is pretty solid. On top on being free.
    And I'm not talking just about KDE, web browsers (all of them), mail clients (Thunderbird dropped the ball one recently, not handling attachments properly), IDEs, video drivers (nvidia) have all been pretty solid. I'm not touching a beta kernel though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Have you reported those issues to https://bugs.kde.org/ ?
    Report what? I'm just working in a completely different window, when I get a popup that Kopete has crashed. If I hit the report bug button, it says it needs to install additional packages on my machine.

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