[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 19, Issue 36

Achim Griebel achim.griebel at gmx.de
Tue Aug 26 14:37:54 PDT 2008


Ladies and Gents,

I fully agree to that KDE topic.

I love using elder Computers and not buying a new one every half of a
year.
I tried the PCBSD with KDE 4 on a 1.8 MHz cheap PC.
That was NO fun!

I switched off all of these useless shiny features (I even switch off
displaying content in windows while moving and resizing) and it came
up rather poor.

Sorry.
I think, it costs too much performance.

I would appreciate to have an option to choose between old and new KDE
at installation.
What about introducing XFCE4? That's fine and small.

Regards

Achim



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> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 23:10:32 +0300
> From: "Max ID" <maxidlabs at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] I want KDE 3.5 back !!!!!!!!!!!!
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
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> KDE4 is really slow ! I hate it. I know that I have not the fastest
> machine (Pentium 4 with 3GHz 512M RAM ATI Radeon 9550). There are many
> bugs in KDE4, and, what's more, they
> don't depend on OS type. I've tried to install it on FreeBSD from
> ports (8 hours of compiling (!)),
> but it behaves similarly to PC-BSD and Ubuntu Linux.
> 
> Dolphin works incredibly slow. When I browse "Windows/System32"
> directory, I have to wait for
> 5-10 seconds for window to become responsive. Imagine what happens
> when I browse
> /usr/local/bin directory :). Also, when I try to switch from one
> drive/partition to another in Dolphin, I have to click the same icon
> for three or four times. When I click on Floppy, an error
> message appears (Something with hal/dbus)" and I cannot mount it.
> Kamera application doesn't
> work with Canon PowerShot A450. It is not recognized by Kamera, so I
> can use gphoto2 command line tool only. Maybe it is possible to switch
> back to KDE3 or to add a possibility
> for selection of KDE version during the installation process?
> 
> P.S. My favorite window decoration Crystal is not available for
> KDE4 :(
> 
> 
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 23:06:52 +0200
> From: Andreas Nilsson <adde_85 at telia.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] I want KDE 3.5 back !!!!!!!!!!!!
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Cc: Max ID <maxidlabs at gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <200808242306.53046.adde_85 at telia.com>
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> I agree that there is room for improvement, especially with dbus/hal
> mounts, but i can't say that dolphin is slow ( at least not on
> linux). It browses /usr/bin/ (with ~2500 entries) near instantaneus.
> 
> As for kamera, i have no experience as i have no camera to test with.
> But i seem to rember reading that support for gphoto2 backend is
> being worked on or done, so things should get better.
> 
> Andreas


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