Re: [opensuse] Stability - 11.1 vs 11.2
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 04:22:57 -0400
On 2010/06/19 08:40 (GMT+0200) Sven Burmeister composed:
Felix Miata wrote:
Oh how many machines, at what CPU speeds, with how much RAM?
KDE4 runs fine on older machines as well, it runs fine on netbooks. And btw
the GPU or to be precise the graphics driver's capabilities are one of the
major factors on how KDE4 is perceived. And yes, todays software is for recent
hardware not oldtimers whose hardware is worse than a mobile phone's from the
present. Use old hardware with old software or software that was meant to be
for outdated hardware.
Not everyone can afford to replace working hardware. Many who can instead
choose to avoid that ecologically bankrupt practice. OTOH, for security
reasons, not upgrading OS and software periodically is similarly poor
practice. All too often "outdated" software isn't really outdated but rather
mostly has unfixed bugs fixed in the subsequent version(s). The single
program I spend the most time using was last released more than 13 years ago,
as it has no suitable upgrade path I've been able to find, and I don't need
but one (non-crucial) feature it doesn't have.
There are so many KDE3 features missing from even KDE 4.4 that it can
hardly be considered a replacement for KDE4 no matter the assigned version
number, and KDE 4 was certainly even less mature in 11.2's 4.3. Maybe in
4.5 or 4.6 it might reach feature parity, if not stability. Maybe.
First, there are so many KDE4 features missing in KDE3 that it can hardly be
considered a replacement.
I've yet to find that I can recall more than one KDE4 feature without a KDE3
equivalent that I wouldn't rather live without. As of the current Factory
version there's still no select list for adjusting panel height. The panel
still randomly rearranges itself when attempting to change its height by
dragging, and defaults to an inanely short height on high resolution screens.
Application launcher settings window opens still come out with window too
short to fit even half its content, failing to remember its size or position
from last close. MC and root sessions are still missing from the default
Konsole main menu. Konsole still defaults to a non-scalable font that fails
to adapt to an appropriately larger size according to actual DPI on high
resolution displays. The Klipper icon in the tray fails to identify itself on
hover. There's more, but I have better things to do than catalog shortcomings
of a supposedly "GA" DTE product.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409
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