Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: KDE 4.11 Gets Memory Usage Improvements

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,310

    Default

    This isn't general KDE improvements, or even KDE SC improvements, it is just improvements to the PIM stack.

    I am also not 100% clear whether the talk about buying the memory stick was intended seriously or was a joke.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,247

    Default Uh, guys....

    The whole buying a memory stick thing was a joke, and a pretty obvious one at that.

    I mean really, do you think 1 guy made all those memory improvements in 1 night? It was probably weeks of work.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    1,939

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    I'm pretty sure the whole memory stick thing was a joke, and a pretty obvious one at that.

    I mean really, do you think 1 guy made all those memory improvements in 1 night? It was probably weeks of work.
    Depends upon the bugs. If you read the blog it sounds like a few of them were just a lack of "Free-After-Use" in which case they'd be (relatively) easy to fix

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,247

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    Depends upon the bugs. If you read the blog it sounds like a few of them were just a lack of "Free-After-Use" in which case they'd be (relatively) easy to fix
    Yes, i did read the blog, and i stand by what i said before. Just because a couple of them would have been easy fixes doesn't mean they all were.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    ฿ 16LDJ6Hrd1oN3nCoFL7BypHSEYL84ca1JR
    Posts
    1,052

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    Only if you're hitting driver bugs or something like that... Seriously KDE can be so cut down and minimalized that you can run it on just about anything...
    No, it's because many KDE programs are not "pure qt" programs, but interact with kde services and stuff AND they have a lot of features so they start slowly.

    Dolphin is a good example. It has gotten much better (I'm using 4.11 rc), but it's still noticeable. Go to a terminal, type
    Code:
    dolphin & thunar
    press enter and tell me what you see (do it twice so both have their libraries cached). Yes, dolphin has many more features, but when using kde you'll notice that a lot of the default programs are "heavier". Now try the same with
    Code:
    kate & mousepad
    . It also doesn't win against gedit. Geany is a bit quicker too. gwenview vs. eog. okular vs. evince. Just try it.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI, USA
    Posts
    884

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Yes, i did read the blog, and i stand by what i said before. Just because a couple of them would have been easy fixes doesn't mean they all were.
    But the store being closed could've provided motivation to start the project. That doesn't mean that the store had to remain closed while he finished the project.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    92

    Default

    I would think the part about the "computer shop" being closed is more of a joke. Well, maybe not a joke, but just a thought he had while getting the motivation to do it. If he didn't have enough memory to use KDE comfortably (or to compile and link it) he still needs more RAM.

    Nepomuk? I don't like that and disable it. I don't like anything that gyrates and indexes content. (The find program is good enough for me, because I know where to start the search when looking for things. I don't even do slocate... I hate the cron job) I have no need for the Akonadi service either.

    I especially hate "Windows Search". I remove that service permanently on my Windows installs. Ironically, I use a Windows front end to locate ("locate32", available in x86 and x64 versions) and just update the databases manually, immediately before use. (just takes a minute or so because it's not actually indexing content). I don't mess with Windows Search when I have to find something on a customer computer either, I keep locate32 on my thumb drive with the rest of my weaponry.

    I don't use it, but I do like KDE these days. It took a while to get KDE 4 "usable". (I still miss some aspects of KDE 3.x, mostly because it was much more configurable. Later versions were pretty good. KDE has always been bloat, but it was fairly efficient bloat. If you had reasonable hardware for it, it ran well)

    I tend to keep KDE mostly for KDE apps. I use a few of them from outside KDE.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,191

    Default

    i think you must be hitting some hardware issue because for me KDE since 4.4/4.6 is basically instant whatever KDE app i use excepting maybe Kdevelop but well it even import and parse my projects and is like 2secs from a cool boot.

    in fact dolphin with searchs active and opening cold into a folder with 500 music videos open instantly

    My hardware:

    home:
    OS: gentoo
    AMD FX 6100 + 990FX + 7770 Ghz edition
    Vertex 4 256GB SSD Sata3
    16 GB DDR3 1866 low latency
    KDE is instant + color correction and GL2 renderer
    Driver: RadeonSI + Static PM due to bug so is at boot freq

    main workstation at office:
    OS: Arch + AUR OFC
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 @3.9 Ghz + 890FX + 4350 passive
    320 GB 2,5" 5400RPM HDD[My old SSD got weared :* ]
    8GB DDR3 1333
    KDE is instant + color correction and GL3.1 renderer
    Driver: r600g + DPM

    Field work "el Cheapo" laptop:
    OS: Arch + AUR OFC
    Intel SB Pentium mobile + IGP
    160 GB 2,5" 5400RPM HDD
    2GB DDR3 1066
    KDE is instant + color correction and GL3.1 renderer
    Driver: intel DRI

    Note: for instant i mean an eye only measurement giving the impression that the apps is there before i take my finger from the mouse button

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Santiago, Chile
    Posts
    263

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eltomito View Post
    I tried KDE almost two years ago and Nepomuk seemed excrutiatingly slow on an i-5 Sandy Bridge notebook. Thumbs up if it ever gets any better. Oh, wait, this was about memory usage only. But still, hooray to whoever tames the beast.
    2 years ago means KDE 4.7. Yes, Nepomuk is somewhere between 20 and 30x faster than 2 years ago.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    241

    Default

    Anyone knows if the microblog plasmoid is fixed? (Twitter won't work).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •