Saturday, March 27, 2010

KDE4 worth another try?

I'm considering recanting my previous post about KDE4...

I recently had to rebuild my ultra40 workstation after it decided to go all existential on me and question the meaning of it all before committing fsck'ing suicide...

I'd started using dar backups last year, so it wasn't all that big of a deal to do a restore, not much loss in the way of important data.

So I decided to install opensuse 11.2, the current stable release, where I was previously running 11.0.  The newer version defaults to the latest stable KDE, 4.4.4.  I have to say, it's a vast improvement over the previous releases of 4.  I haven't tried dual monitors on it yet, so I'm not sure if that's still broken, but the performance is definately vastly improved.  And I haven't noticed any particular increase in configurability erosion, so maybe it's time to give it another college-try.

If I find out the dual monitor support is still busted, I'm ditching it.  Come on guys.  I've seen the whining about how difficult it is from the development side.  Apparently it's so difficult that KDE3 has been able to do it flawlessly for me for the last 10 years...

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